The Miracles Square of Pisa – One of the Most Outstanding Architectural Complexes Ever!

The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Everyone in the world knows about the Leaning Tower of Pisa as I knew about it from when I was little in Indonesia and it had become of of the places I wanted to visit other than Eiffel Tower when I grew up (and I did, yay!).

This is without doubt one of the most famous attractions in Italy, included in the Square of Miracles in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.

Not surprisingly, the whole Square of Miracles area in Pisa has been declared also as a world heritage site by UNESCO since 1987 as the whole complex is one of the greatest architecture examples ever.

The Leaning Tower itself was built between the 12th century to 14th century for almost 200 years time. It contains almost 300 steps of stair to reach the top and is around 60 metres high. The leaning degree itself is around 4 degrees vertically.

I personally believe that The Leaning Tower of Pisa is what attracts many tourists the most in the Square of Miracles but surely the whole complex itself is a stunning architectural site 🙂

The Baptistery

Duomo and Baptistery
Baptistery on the left and the side part of Duomo (Cathedral) on the right

The baptistery of Miracles Square is located right in front of the Cathedral and the construction started in 1153. This is the largest baptistery in Italy and dedicated to St. John the Baptist with round form.

On the other hand, the Duomo or the Cathedral of Pisa, which is considered as the heart of Pisa, is dedicated to St. Mary of Assumption and also known as Primatial. The construction itself began earlier than the Baptistery and the leaning tower, from the 11th century.

The outer facade of the Cathedral is made of grey marble and white stones while the stunning interior design is made of the black and white marble.

Inside the Duomo
Inside the Duomo

Going on, the Square of Miracles actually includes the other two sites inside the complex, Camposanto Monumentale and New Hospital of Holy Spirit.

Inside the CampoSanto
Inside the CampoSanto

The first one, Camposanto Monumentale, is the cemetery complex which is also known as Camposanto Vecchio (old cemetery).

This cemetery architecture is thought to be the most beautiful cemetery complex in the world. It has two doorways and has a lot of collection of Roman Sculptures plus sarcophagi.

Last but not least, the New Hospital of the Holy Spirit (Ospedale Nuovo di Santo Spirito) was built in the 13th century as a functioning hospital that helped many sick patients and abandoned kids plus also providing the shelter for poor people.

However, now it is no longer hospital but it has been a site containing the Sinopias Museum in the middle part since 1976.

Ospedale Nuovo di Santo Spirito
Ospedale Nuovo di Santo Spirito

If you are a huge fan of wonderful and unforgettable architectural designs, The Square of Miracles in Pisa, Tuscany could be a great visit for experience.

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