Basilica of Sant'Andrea

The basilica of Sant'Andrea was built in 1472 on the site of an old 11th-century church. Built according to Leon Battista Alberti's plans, it is the largest church in Mantua. In the crypt are kept two reliquaries with earth soaked in the blood of Christ.

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Mantua Cathedral

Mantua Cathedral was built over a long period from the 14th century to 1761. Of early Christian origin, the church was originally Romanesque in style as can be seen from the bell tower. The construction of the present temple ended with the realization of the façade, entirely in marble, between 1756 and 1761 by the engineer Nicolò Baschiera of the Austrian army.

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Temple of San Sebastian

The Temple of San Sebastian was built between 1460 and 1529. The building, designed by Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) himself, served as the basis for Renaissance reflections on Greek cross-shaped buildings. Restored in 1926, the church is today used as a war memorial for the soldiers who fell in battle for their homeland.