The Cathedral in Florence

The first stone of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence was laid in 1296 and the building was finally consecrated in 1436. The complex of Cathedral (with Brunelleschi’s Dome), Baptistry (11C-12C), and Giotto’s 14C Bell Tower dominates the centre of the City and is perhaps even more startling  at night time.

The Cathedral of Santa Maria de Fiore in Florence
The Cathedral of Santa Maria de Fiore in Florence
The 19C bronze doors on the main facade of the Cathedral
The 19C bronze doors on the main facade of the Cathedral
The marble floor of the Cathedral in Florence
The marble floor of the Cathedral in Florence
The interior of the Cathedral in Florence
The interior of the Cathedral in Florence

At night the buildings are quite magical.

The Baptistry, built in the 11C-12C
The Baptistry, built in the 11C-12C
The Cathedral in Florence
The Cathedral in Florence
The Cathedral in Florence
The Cathedral in Florence
Giotto's 14C Bell Tower, the Cathedral in Florence
Giotto’s 14C Bell Tower, the Cathedral in Florence

In the evening we sat on the hotel balcony with this sight before us..

The Cathedral in Florence
The Cathedral in Florence

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