Church of St Nicholas of BariThe majestic and elegant neoclassical cathedral
The cathedral dedicated to St Nicholas of Bari, protector of Soriano
The church has not always been as it appears today. The Cathedral as we see it has eighteenth-century origins. On this site there were previously two older churches, dedicated to the Holy Annunciation and St Eutizio. The imposing building was erected above a somewhat frightening cliff, which forced the workers to raise a sturdy wall about 20 metres high to put the back part on the same supporting surface as the front.
The front side, made entirely of brick, gives the building that characteristic reddish colour. The church’s beauty comes from the two side bell towers and the many architectural elements which adorn it: pilasters, cornices, doorways in peperino stone, capitals, the tympanum and two towers, between which stands an imposing artistically made iron cross.
In the body of the church there are six side altars, each with sacred depictions in paintings with gilded wooden frames, internal steps, altar frontal and balustrades made entirely of marble. In the inner part of the main door, on the side you can see two black marble columns and two in painted stucco, which support the choir. Inside there is a magnificent Roman organ made by Aldobrando Fedele in 1794. On the right and left side of the central nave there are two sunken holy water basins made of black veined marble.
Towering over the town square
Spesa finanziata dalla Regione Lazio Determinazione n. G04816 del 09/05/2016 e s.m.i.
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