Adria Cathedral

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West front

Adria Cathedral (or the New Cathedral; Italian: Duomo di Adria, Cattedrale Nuova dei Santi Petro i Paulo) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Adria, in the province of Rovigo and the region of Veneto, Italy. It is the seat of the Bishop of Adria-Rovigo.

The present cathedral replaces the much older former cathedral, the Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta della Tomba, or Old Cathedral (Cattedrale Vecchia), which continues in use as a church.

The new cathedral, dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul, was built in the early 19th century over a 14th-century church. When works were undertaken in 1830 to investigate the stability of the foundations, a Byzantine crypt and frescoes were discovered.

The cathedral also contains a Byzantine bas relief of the 6th century, a Byzantine altar and crucifix, and in the sacristy some magnificently carved cupboards by Jacopo Piazzetta of the Charity School of Venice.

Behind the building a replica of the Grotto of Lourdes was constructed in the 1930s, which still attracts many visitors.

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Coordinates: 45°03′24″N 12°03′21″E / 45.05667°N 12.05583°E / 45.05667; 12.05583