12.12.2012 - 05.12.2012 0 °C
There is something about this city that made me feel at home as soon as I arrived. I could not wait to get to the Dom. Everyone had recommended it. Now it was time for me to have experience it for myself and tell others about its beauty. To digest all its magnificence in one go is impossible. Every part of it tells a story and takes you to the middle ages. Inside is as impressive and fascinating as outside. The sculptures are incredible and amazing. No wonder it took 600 years to finish its construction. Darkness at night might hide the absolutely wonderful derailings, but the illumination gives it a stunning sight. The enormous commitment to build this massive architecture is admirable.
The main entrance shows the brittle repetitive nature of the nineteenth century decoration.
Shrine of the Jeweled Madonna, who is said to work miracles, in the north transept. Only the heads of the Virgin and Child can be seen; the remainder of the statue is dressed in a gown of white silk (last renewed in 1991) pinned with jewels and other ex-votos. The sculpture is Baroque and dates from the late 17th century.