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Culture of Modena. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Modena The best destination to start the exploration of the landmarks of Modena is the Palazzo dei Musei. The museum tells it visitors about the most significant events of the city history. The museum is placed in a majestic ancient building which was built in the 18th century and served as an armory. The main showpieces of the museums are considered to be historical records. Some of them were issued as far back as 14th century. Another remarkable tourist destination of the city is the San Cataldo cemetery. The place is of great interest for architectural art connoisseurs.
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Despite the solemn and grave character of the landmark, the cemetery is daily visited by hundreds of curious travelers wishing to observe magnificent statuary groups and tomb-chests with their own eyes. A remarkable sight of the Middle Ages period is the main city square which is an established place of holding various fests and public events at present.
The square has preserved the pole of shame as well as several stone blocks which were moved to the city center a few centuries ago. The main furnish of the city square is a majestic statue called la Bonissima. According to one of the theories the statue is commemorated to the goddess of harvest. The statue of a beautiful woman with a fruit in her hands has become one of the main symbols of the city. Among other architectural landmarks of this tourist destination the Ducal Palaca or Palacco Ducale is best worth noticing. Copyright
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The construction of the palace was started in the 17th century. Since that time the large building has constantly been changing its appearances and looks and has been added with new structures. At present the impressive palace hosts the Italian Military Academy. The main religious landmark of the city is the Cathedral of Modena named Duomo. The building stuns with its size, impressive architectural style and rich decoration of the interior.
Modena The frontage of the Cathedral is painted in dazzling white, the walls of the Cathedral interior are coated with ingeniously carved marble. In front of the Cathedral one will find a majestic square which is an established place for holding carnivals and other entertaining events. The same attractive religious object is the San Giuseppe Cathedral. It was built in the 11th century and is still perfectly preserved. The frontage of the building has survived through scale renovation for several times meanwhile its interior still remains unchanged since the moment of the Cathedral establishment. The Cathedral keeps numerous significant religious artifacts aged hundreds of years.
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Public palaces near Modena
♥   Palace 'Ducal Palace' Modena, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Re Enzo' Bologna, 37.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Ducal Palace' Parma, 50.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Ducal Palace of Colorno' Colorno, 53.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo del Te' Mantua, 56.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo dei Diamanti' Ferrara, 59.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Modena and around
♥   Art museum 'Galleria Estense' Modena, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Modena
♥   Basilica Abbaziale di San Silvestro I Papa, Nonantola, 10.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Beata Vergine del Castello, Fiorano Modenese, 14.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Carpi, 15.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di Beata Vergine Assunta, Reggio Emilia, 24.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Biagio, Cento, 30.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Beata Vergine di S. Luca, Bologna, 35.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Francesco, Bologna, 36.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Venice was one of the largest and most developed cities in Europe. Today the city is a real open-air museum; most of the buildings in it are of historical value. One of the main attractions of the city is the Doge's Palace, founded in the 14th century and executed in the Gothic style. The palace is decorated with thousands of decorative elements and together with the oldest library of San Marco and St. Mark's Cathedral, sets the tone for the whole architecture of the city. The historical center of Naples is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In Naples, it is worth visiting Castel Nuovo, built in the 13th century, which has witnessed many historical battles. … Open
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Culture guide to Modena. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Modena: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Modena. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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