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Pisa, Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: Piazza del Duomo is the central square of Medieval Pisa. Piazza del Duomo in Pisa is also known as the Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles). Piazza del Duomo in Pisa houses a group of four masterpieces of medieval architecture: the Cathedral of Pisa; the Baptistery of St. John; the cemetery Camposanto and the Leaning Tower. From the 11th century until the 14th century, the four masterpieces of medieval architecture had a great influence on the architecture in Italy. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is probably the most famous tower in the world. It is the freestanding bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa. The construction of the tower started in 1173 and lasted almost two centuries. The tilt of the Tower of Pisa started during its construction, caused by an inadequate foundation. The tilt increased before the tower was completed. It is said that the astronomer Galileo Galilei carried out the experiment of the 'Motion of Falling Objects' at the Leaning Tower, but there is no historic evidence for this legend. A true fact about Galileo Galilei, while he was in the Cathedral of Pisa he discovered the 'Law of the pendulum'. Piazza del Duomo in Pisa became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1987. World Heritage Art: Galileo Galilei and Leaning Tower

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Pisa, Piazza del Duomo - Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: Despite the famous Leaning Tower, Pisa Cathedral still dominates the Square of Miracles, the Piazza del Duomo. The Piazza...

Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: Despite the famous Leaning Tower, Pisa Cathedral still dominates the Square of Miracles, the Piazza del Duomo. The Piazza del Duomo is dominated by four religious buildings: the Pisa Cathedral, the Baptistery of St. John, the cemetery Camposanto and the most famous tower in the world, the Leaning Tower.

  1. Pisa, Piazza del Duomo - Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: Despite the famous Leaning Tower, Pisa Cathedral still dominates the Square of Miracles, the Piazza del Duomo. The Piazza...

    Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: Despite the famous Leaning Tower, Pisa Cathedral still dominates the Square of Miracles, the Piazza del Duomo. The Piazza del Duomo is dominated by four religious buildings: the Pisa Cathedral, the Baptistery of St. John, the cemetery Camposanto and the most famous tower in the world, the Leaning Tower.

  2. Pisa, Piazza del Duomo - Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: The construction of the Leaning Tower of Pisa started in 1173. After only three storeys were completed, the tower started...

    Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: The construction of the Leaning Tower of Pisa started in 1173. After only three storeys were completed, the tower started to lean. In 1372, the tower was completed, the lean increased over the centuries. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 58 metres high (foundation-top), now 55 metres above the ground. The tower leans about 4.5 metres.

  3. Pisa, Piazza del Duomo - Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: The leaning of the Tower of Pisa overshadows the gracefulness of its architecture. The Romanesque tower was...

    Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: The leaning of the Tower of Pisa overshadows the gracefulness of its architecture. The Romanesque tower was built of white marble, it has eight storeys, each storey of the tower is surrounded by an arcaded gallery. The seven medieval bells are still in the tower, but for stability reasons, they have not rung since the last century.

  4. Pisa, Piazza del Duomo - Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: The Leaning Tower of Pisa is probably the most famous tower in the world, it is said that the famous astronomer Galileo...

    Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: The Leaning Tower of Pisa is probably the most famous tower in the world, it is said that the famous astronomer Galileo Galilei carried out the experiment of the 'Motion of Falling Objects' at the Leaning Tower, but historians are not sure if Galileo dropped weights from the tower, there is no historic evidence for this legend. 

  5. Pisa, Piazza del Duomo - Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: The east side of the Pisa Cathedral. The Pisa Cathedral was built of white and grey marble, the façade has several...

    Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: The east side of the Pisa Cathedral. The Pisa Cathedral was built of white and grey marble, the façade has several rows of open arcaded galleries. In 1959, most of the medieval art of Pisa Cathedral was destroyed by a fire. The cathedral was redecorated by some of the best Renaissance artists.

  6. Pisa, Piazza del Duomo - Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: The Pisa Cathedral is situated in the Piazza del Duomo, the cathedral was founded  in 1064 and consecrated in 1118....

    Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: The Pisa Cathedral is situated in the Piazza del Duomo, the cathedral was founded  in 1064 and consecrated in 1118. The outer facing of the Pisa Cathedral has black and white shades. The Piazza del Duomo is also called the Piazza dei Miracoli, the Square of Miracles. The Piazza del Duomo in Pisa was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1987. 

  7. Pisa, Piazza del Duomo - Piazza del Duomo (Square of Miracles), Pisa: The interior of the Pisa Cathedral is covered with black and white marble. The cathedral has a gilded...

    Piazza del Duomo (Square of Miracles), Pisa: The interior of the Pisa Cathedral is covered with black and white marble. The cathedral has a gilded ceiling, the dome was adorned with frescoes in 1595. While he was in Pisa Cathedral, Galileo Galilei discovered the 'Law of the pendulum' by watching the swinging of the censer hanging from the ceiling.

  8. Pisa, Piazza del Duomo - Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: The she-wolf in front of the Leaning Tower in the Piazza del Duomo. The Piazza del Duomo is a wide, walled area in...

    Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: The she-wolf in front of the Leaning Tower in the Piazza del Duomo. The Piazza del Duomo is a wide, walled area in the centre of Pisa, the square is an important center of European medieval art. The Sinopias Museum is also situated on the square, the 13th century museum houses sketches that were used for the frescoes in the Camposanto.

  9. Pisa, Piazza del Duomo - Piazza del Duomo in Pisa: The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the icons of Italy. Inside the tower is a spiral staircase, with 294 steps...

    Piazza del Duomo in Pisa: The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the icons of Italy. Inside the tower is a spiral staircase, with 294 steps leading to the bell chamber. Visitors are allowed to climb the tower in small groups. The top of the tower offers beautiful views of the Piazza del Duomo and the town of Pisa.

  10. Pisa, Piazza del Duomo - Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: The Baptistery of St. John is the largest baptistery in Italy. The marble baptistery was built in 1152 and dedicated...

    Piazza del Duomo, Pisa: The Baptistery of St. John is the largest baptistery in Italy. The marble baptistery was built in 1152 and dedicated to John the Baptist. It was built in the Romanesque and Gothic styles. The octagonal baptismal font was made in 1146, it is situated in the centre of the baptistery. The Piazza del Duomo in Pisa is an UNESCO World Heritage.