Cattedrale di S. Maria della Neve

The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Neve stands in Nuoro, in central Sardinia, on the site of an old church that was demolished to build the present cathedral on top of it. It dates from the early part of the 1800s and features a neoclassical style; the facade is reminiscent of a classical temple and is characterized by two bell towers on either side of the church.

This structure leads one to believe that the interior of the building has 3 naves, partly due to its grandeur. Thanks to its recent age, light reflects a lot on the walls creating a very bright space. This enhances the effect created by the alternation of white marble and polychrome slabs.  

The feast dedicated to Mary of the Snow, who is also the patron saint of the city, is celebrated on August 5.

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