Church of the Santo Sepolcro

Local nameChiesa del Santo Sepolcro
LocationPisa, Italy

The Church of the Santo Sepolcro is a religious edifice in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.

Built in the early 12th century, it was designed by Diotisalvi, who also designed the Baptistery of Pisa Cathedral forty years later. It has an octagonal plan and, until the 16th century, it was surrounded by a portico. The central tambour, supported by eight ogival arches, is super-elevated and is surmounted by a conic cusp.

The attribution to the Holy Sepulchre is a reference to the latter's relics which were carried in Pisa by archbishop Dagobert after his participation to the First Crusade. The structure resembles indeed the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, conquered by the crusaders in 1099.

Tags ChristianPlace of WorshipChurchRoman CatholicHistorical BuildingRomanesque Architecture
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Address Piazza Santo Sepolcro, 5, 56125 Pisa

Coordinates 43°42'52.055" N 10°24'12.56" E

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