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

Spectacular historic attractions have always been an advantage of Amalfi. The town still has many gorgeous medieval buildings. Majestic Cattedrale di Sant’Andrea or simply Amalfi Cathedral remains the major symbol of the town. It is situated on the main square. The cathedral is surprisingly large and incredibly attractive. Its architecture is an interesting combination of the Norman and Byzantine styles. Amalfi Cathedral still features many original and unaltered elements of décor. For example, skillfully made frescos decorate the façade, and the main gate has a vintage silver finish.
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Step inside the cathedral to see its marvelous inner décor. Besides, the cathedral keeps one of the most valuable religious artifacts in the region - the Apostle Saint Andrew relics. During your visit to the shrine, you can admire fabulous mosaics and stained-glass windows, take a look at old sculptures and icons, and see elements of the artistic design in detail. A small thematic museum occupies a part of the cathedral. It exhibits a collection of antique religious artifacts. There is an old cemetery near the cathedral, which is today an important architectural and historical attraction. As numerous palm trees and other exotic plants grow here, the cemetery doesn’t look gloomy or depressive.
Perhaps, Museo della Carta is the most unusual cultural center in Amalfi. A local family established it – they decided to turn the old paper factory into an interesting thematic museum. Today, everyone can learn how the paper was manufactured in the region many years ago. Of course, samples of different paper types that were manufactured here are also present in the exhibition. In the past, the paper was produced from cotton and linen, so an excursion in this museum promises to be exciting. There is a souvenir shop that sells interesting memorable gifts in Museo della Carta. Needless to say, the majority of souvenirs are made from paper. Copyright
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If you want to learn more about the history of the town, Museo Arsenale is the right place to visit. A big part of the museum’s collection is dedicated to findings discovered in the depths of the sea. Museo Arsenale exhibits an interesting collection of old weapons, antique shipboards equipment, nautical charts, and other related artifacts. There is an interesting collection of items dedicated to the invention of the compass. Local people are sure that renowned captain Flavio Gioja, who was born in Amalfi, invented the compass. An interesting exhibition in the museum proves this theory.
The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, which was built here at the end of the 10th century, is another notable religious landmark in Amalfi. This is an eye-catching architectural landmark in the Byzantine style. The church has changed its look drastically over the millennia because of numerous reconstructions and redesigns. The inner décor of the building has been upgraded several times too. Today, the luxurious central altar is the main decoration of the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore. The church keeps relics of saints and other religious artifacts. Every year, thousands of pilgrims arrive in Amalfi to bow to them.
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One more interesting museum is open in the building of the old town hall. This is Museo Civico dedicated to the history and culture of the region. The collection of this museum is diverse – the establishment exhibits archaeological findings and precious items that date back to the Middle Ages. A collection of old paintings is incredibly interesting too. Moreover, you can see a unique collection of jewelry that dates back to prehistoric times in the museum. An old nautical codex is one of the most important exhibits in Museo Civico. Three hundred years ago, the entire Mediterranean region was following the rules in this codex.
Another interesting museum, Chiostro del Paradiso is open in a luxurious 13th-century villa. Initially, the fabulous building in the Moorish style was the crypt for the rich and noble residents of Amalfi. Chiostro del Paradiso has been turned into a museum not many years ago. Visit it to see old sarcophagi, sculptures, attractive mosaics, frescos, and other valuables. The museum is open in a gorgeous garden. The villa’s courtyard is one of the biggest attractions of this place. The charming area is decorated with plants and flowers.
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There are several archaeological sites not far from Amalfi, and everyone who likes historic landmarks will find it very interesting to visit them. Villa Roma Antiquarium is located approximately four kilometers from the town. This villa was built yet in the 1st century BC. Despite being two thousand years old, this building is in good condition. It exhibits collections of archaeological findings discovered in the region. You will be able to admire old mosaics and see clay pots made in the 6th century BC.
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Public palaces near Amalfi
♥   Palace 'Palace of Portici' Portici, 30.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace' Naples, 37.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Caserta' , 54.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Carditello' Caserta, 58.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Amalfi
♥   Duomo di S. Lorenzo, Scala, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Trofimena, Minori, 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale Abbazia di SS. Trinità, Trinità di Cava, 9.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario di Sant’Anna, Piazza Roma, 9.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria Assunta, Castellabate, 9.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria dell’Olmo, Cava de’ Tirreni, 11.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concattedrale di S. Maria della Visitazione, Cava de’ Tirreni, 11.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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