10The Early History of the Cathedral Construction
Situated in the Piazza del Duomo in Amalfi, Italy is a medieval Roman Catholic cathedral. The Amalfi Cathedral is devoted to Apostle Saint Andrew whose relics are stored there. The cathedral contains the contiguous ninth-century Basilica of the Crucifix. The first church, currently the Amalfi Diocesan Museum was constructed on the ruins of a former temple in the ninth century. In the tenth century, a second church was constructed to the south which is presently the Cathedral. In the twelfth century, the first and second churches produced a single 6-passageway Romanesque church. It was later reduced to 5 during the thirteenth century to create space for the building of the Cloister of Paradise- in an Arab-Norman design. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!