Mantua Cathedral

Mantua Cathedral (Italian: Cattedrale di San Pietro apostolo; Duomo di Mantova) in Mantua, Lombardy, northern Italy, is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to Saint Peter. It is the seat of the Bishop of Mantua.

Cathedral of Saint Peter Apostole
Cattedrale di San Pietro Apostolo
Duomo di Mantova.JPG
Façade of the cathedral
Mantua Cathedral is located in Lombardy
Mantua Cathedral
Mantua Cathedral
Location of Mantua Cathedral within Lombardy
Mantua Cathedral is located in Italy
Mantua Cathedral
Mantua Cathedral
Mantua Cathedral (Italy)
45°09′38″N 10°47′51″E / 45.16056°N 10.79750°E / 45.16056; 10.79750Coordinates: 45°09′38″N 10°47′51″E / 45.16056°N 10.79750°E / 45.16056; 10.79750
DenominationRoman Catholic



An initial structure probably existed on the site in the Early Christian era, which was followed by a building destroyed by a fire in 894. The current church was rebuilt in 1395–1401 with the addition of side chapels and a Gothic west front, which can still be seen in a sketch by Domenico Morone (preserved in the Palazzo Ducale of Mantua). The bell tower has seven bells tuned in the scale of Bb.

South side

After another fire in the 16th century, Giulio Romano rebuilt the interior but saved the frontage, which was replaced however in 1756–61 by the current Baroque one in Carrara marble. Notable characteristics of the Renaissance structure are the cusps, decorated with rose windows on the south side, which end at the Romanesque bell tower.

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