Sanctuary of Oropa. Ancient Basilica and Sacred Square



This enormous forecourt is the centrepiece of the entire Oropa complex. Despite its imposing dimensions, 126 metres in length by 70 in width, the atmosphere that one perceives is very collected. The cloister is traversed by a portico that runs along its entire perimeter, on the side wings we find a superimposition of galleries. The Basilica Antica divides the square exactly into two parts and inside it holds the Black Madonna of Oropa. In the centre of the square stands Burnell, the pilgrims' fountain.


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