Promontorio del Gargano

On the former site of Lucera’s Great Mosque (itself built by the Saracens over an existing church as a symbol of conquest) Puglia’s only Gothic cathedral was built in 1301 by Charles II of Anjou. The altar was once the castle banqueting table.

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Nearby Promontorio del Gargano attractions

1. Chiesa di San Francesco

0.19 MILES

Dominated by a huge rose window, the Gothic Chiesa di San Francesco, contemporaneous with Lucera's cathedral, incorporates recycled materials from Lucera…

2. Roman Amphitheatre

0.47 MILES

Dating to the last (Augustan) days of the Roman Republic, Lucera's amphitheatre was built for gladiatorial combat and accommodated up to 18,000 people…

3. Castle

0.64 MILES

Frederick II’s enormous castle shows just what a big fish Lucera once was in the Puglian pond. Built in 1233, it’s set on a rocky hillock surrounded by a…