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.



The 12 support pillars represent the 12 apostles.


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

And the apostles names are carved into each pillar.


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.