Basilica of San Gaudenzio

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The cupola of the Basilica of San Gaudenzio, symbol of Novara, is 121 metres in height.

The Basilica of San Gaudenzio is a church in Novara, Piedmont, northern Italy. It is the highest point in the city. It is dedicated to Gaudentius of Novara, first Christian bishop of the city.

It was built between 1577 and 1690 following the destruction of the old Basilica, ordered by Emperor Charles V.

The Basilica itself was built by Pellegrino Tibaldi; however, the monumental cupola was designed by Alessandro Antonelli (who also designed the Mole Antonelliana in Torino). The cupola was completed in 1887; it is 121 metres high.

Coordinates: 45°26′56″N 8°37′12″E / 45.449°N 8.620°E / 45.449; 8.620