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"Duomo"Cathedral of Saints James and Christopher

Saint James Sq
The Cathedral of Saints Christopher and Saint James is located in the Town Hall Square near the old San GiacomoTheatre. The church was consecrated in 1553 by Archbishop Milo. Originally it was a church of relatively small dimensions. In 1571, during the second siege of the town by the Ottomans, it suffered serious damage. In the 17th century it was decided to convert it into a cathedral for the Catholics of the town, and for this purpose it was expanded.During its many years of operation, it underwent several modifications and renovations. It is a single-aisled basilica with six chapels on the long sides. These chapels communicate with the main area through large arched openings. On the west side, the facade of the church is divided into three parts with Tuscan pilasters which lead to a triangular pediment. Visitors may enter the church through three doors. In the southwestern corner of the church, there is a tower of neogothic morphology. Its bell tower is relatively small with a pyramidal end and is located on the east side. The sanctuary is polygonal and particularly sizeable. Above the entrance there is a small balcony where the church instrument is located. The walls are adorned with various architectural sculptures together with votive and funerary inscriptions. The chapels of the church are dedicated to Saint Spyridon and Saint Arsenios, to Jesus Christ the King, to the Immaculate and Pure Theotokos, to Saint Theresia, to Saint Dorea and to Our Lady of Health. The altars in the first two chapels are newer and wooden while the rest are stone ones. Despite successive interventions, its interior gives visitors a sense of the 17th-century baroque style. REFERENCES Αγοροπούλου – Μπιρμπίλη Α., Η Αρχιτεκτονική των Λατινικών Εκκλησιών της Κέρκυρας και η θέση της στον ιστό της πόλης κατά την Βενετοκρατία, στο Πρακτικά Ζ’ Πανιονίου Συνεδρίου, Λευκάδα 26-30 Μαΐου 2002, τόμος Β’, Αθήνα 2004. Catholic Cathedral of Saints James and Christopher., retrieved on 18/6/2020. %CE%B5%CF%80%CE%B9%CF%83%CE%BA%CE%BF%CF%80%CF%89%CE%BD, retrieved on 03/09/2020.
Religious Tourism
Areas of Interest
Venetian Period
Historic Centre
Place for cultural events
Places of worship
Old town of Corfu A multicultural town (extended walking tour)
Coexistence of religious beliefs in the Historic Center of Corfu town
Short architecture-themed route
Venetian Rule and the Old Town of Corfu
First route for people with disabilities (short distance route)
Second route for people with disabilities (extended route)
School walking tour
"Corfu: A Romantic wedding destination"
Small steps or stairs
Visiting Hours
Open only while church service. Information: (+30) 26610 30277 & (+30) 26610 32572, Email:,
Πληροφορίες:(+30) 26610 30277 & (+30) 26610 32572, Email: 
This photograph has been created by the Laboratory of Interactive Arts of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University, in the framework of the project "Digital Tour Guide using Augmented Reality and Holograms"" which is co-funded by the European Union, as part of the Operational Program "Ionian Islands 2014-2020", Integrated Information System: 5031254.

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