Sant'Agata dei Goti
Assunta Cathedral Church
Architetto: Luigi Vanvitelli
Benevento, Sant'Agata dei Goti, Cattedrale dell'Assunta, navata centrale
G. B. Antonini, Sacra Famiglia, particolare, Benevento, Sant’Agata dei Goti, Cattedrale dell'Assunta
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Although it dates back to the tenth century, in the eighteenth century the cathedral took on the baroque appearance it still shows today. The structure is built according to a Latin cross floor plan divided into three naves covered by a wooden roof, with eight side chapels which house canvases by Saverio Persico (eighteenth century), Giuseppe Tomaioli (eighteenth century) and Tommaso Giaquinto (1661-1717). In the Chapel of Sant'Anna stands a beautiful marble altar piece depicting the Holy Family by sculptor Giovanni Battista Antonini (eighteenth century). Below the transept lies the crypt, which dates back to the twelfth century.
- Address: Via Roma, 1 Sant'Agata dei Goti (BN), Benevento (BN)
- Phone#: +39 0823 515151
- Booking phone#: +39 0823 953059
- Opening: Open every day from 8am to 12 am and from 4pm to 7pm.
- Price: Free entrance