Duomo La Spezia, Liguria Italy. (Cattedrale di Cristo Re.)


On our recent trip to Italy I was particularly taken by this fantastic brutalist (it’s actually rationalist or neo-rationalist) cathedral in La Spezia.

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The 12 support pillars represent the 12 apostles.

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It was built between the mid 1950’s and its consecration in 1975.

And the apostles names are carved into each pillar.

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The crucifix is 19th Century and is the only ‘old’ thing in the church (if you don’t count me).IMG_9397_2.jpg

It was designed by the rationalist architect Adalberto Libera.

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Above the crucifix is a stunning 50 metre stained glass cupola.

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