Acerra Cathedral

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Acerra Cathedral
Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary
(Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta)
Cattedrale Acerra.jpg
West front of the cathedral
Basic information
Location Acerra, Italy
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Naples
Country Italy
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Neo-classical
Groundbreaking 19c

Acerra Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Acerra; Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the town of Acerra in Campania, southern Italy, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

Since the 11th century it has been the seat of the Bishop of Acerra.

History and description[edit]

The present Neoclassical cathedral stands on the site of an Ancient Roman temple of Hercules. It has been rebuilt many times and the present building is of the 19th century. It has a Latin cross ground plan, with a nave and two side aisles separated by piers, and a cupola. The west front is Neo-classical, with eight large Ionic columns standing on a chessboard paving of alternating basalt and marble slabs.

The cathedral contains a number of works of art, of which the principal are:

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°56′36″N 14°22′22″E / 40.94333°N 14.37278°E / 40.94333; 14.37278