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Cathedral of St. Januarius: photos, description Duomo di San Gennaro)

Naples Cathedral, dedicated to the heavenly patron of the city, the popular St. Januario, was founded in the XIII century, at the behest of Charles II of Anjou, on the site of previous buildings and in later centuries was rebuilt several times. This is similar to the neo-Gothic facade of the Cathedral, executed in 1877 - 1905 by E. Alvino.

The majestic three-aisled interior keshirovaniya under the canopy divided by graceful Gothic arcades. In the Cathedral are paintings by Lanfranco and Domenichino and monuments of the former rulers.

The oldest part of the temple - chapel of St. Restituta - dates back to the IV century. Its interior is decorated with ceiling paintings by Luca Giordano and baptistery of the V century. But the main attraction of the Cathedral is one of the wonders of the Christian world, the blood of St. Januarius (patron Saint of Naples), twice a year miraculously "effervescence" in a sealed flask in the hands of the priest.