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Sanctuary of the Holy Stipone | Baroque Cathedral II

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With this project I decided to improve and to focus on the design of religious buildings in Baroque style, previously experienced in my preceding work (Baroque Cathedral I: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/baroque-cathedral-cattedrale-barocca/)

Once again I took as a reference the Italian Baroque and the Spanish Baroque unifying them, so it is not a copy or a reproduction of a real existing one.

For the first time I created some human statues that decorate the interior and the exterior of the cathedral. In total there are 145 statues of various forms and dimensions.

The front is divided in three orders of decreasing widht and articulated by pilasters. It is mostly inspired to Sicilian Late-Baroque style, a particular declination of the Italian Baroque standing out for the great scenographic sense of the buildings.
In the lower part there are accesses to the gallery: three arches in the center that correspond to the three entrances of the cathedral and two at the ends, under the towers.
A big arch empties the upper part allowing the facade to reach a higher height, crowned by a tympanum.
The two identical bell towers come from the Spanish tradition and they imply the symmetry of the facade. Their partitions follow those of the facade with the addition of a fourth level, circular and covered by a small calotte.

Sanctuary of the Holy Stipone | Baroque Cathedral II Minecraft Map
Sanctuary of the Holy Stipone | Baroque Cathedral II Minecraft Map
Sanctuary of the Holy Stipone | Baroque Cathedral II Minecraft Map

Entering in the cathedral you cross a gallery extended for all the width of the front, even under the bell towers. It is articulated by pilasters among which there are accesses and niches with statues. There are three entrances, one for each nave.
Immediately stands out the richness of colors and decorations, especially the floors with colorful geometric and floral patterns.

The Latin cross planimetry is organized in three naves. The central naves are covered by a coffered barrell vault and they intersect under the majestic major dome that is internally ornamented by geometric patterns and eight windows, each of which surmounted by a tympanum and framed in two pilasters on each side sustaining a trabeation.

Lateral naves are connected to the central one by arches. They are divided in bays surmounted by small domes and they are externally closed by apses that contain altars.
Four circular chapels, covered by the minor domes, widen the structure in the external corners of the crossing of the naves.


Externally it is composed by an empty tholobate of columns that widen the diameter of the external cap. Notice an anular walkway between the columns and the wall of the internal dome that contains the windows of light for the interior.
On the top the lantern, decorated by small columns and small windows, is covered by a small calotte, similar to the ones atop the bell towers.

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5 Update Logs

Update #5 : by ArchiGa 06/27/2018 6:10:33 pmJun 27th, 2018

Secondary Altars completed
New images and renders of better quality
Description much improved

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12/01/2019 5:18 pm
Level 43 : Master Architect
Arcinturion avatar
Amazing. How did you accomplish the domes?
12/18/2019 12:45 pmhistory
Level 41 : Master Architect
ArchiGa avatar
Sorry if I answer more than 2 weeks later, I was really busy. I made them with the Forge mod, there is a special command to generate spheres choosing 3 radius for dimensions. I remember it was very difficult to manage and my computer became slow for it.
06/29/2018 3:53 pm
Level 47 : Master Pixel Puncher
fov360 avatar
Nice coloring.
06/29/2018 4:45 pm
Level 41 : Master Architect
ArchiGa avatar
Thanks, I worked the most of the time on the choice of colours, I'm glad that they are appreciated
06/30/2018 1:57 am
Level 47 : Master Pixel Puncher
fov360 avatar
I can definetely sign that. The interior design is as stunning as cathedrals supposed to be: one is overwhelmed by the richness of details. And the longer you look around the more details you find. Brilliant.

Hope to see more work from you.
06/27/2018 4:34 am
Level 41 : Master Explorer
Mele Keshpalin
Mele Keshpalin avatar
._. I swear... I think I almost fainted.
06/27/2018 2:51 pm
Level 41 : Master Architect
ArchiGa avatar
ahaha, I consider it a compliment, thanks... Now I know that my cathedral can also cause the Stendhal syndrome

03/09/2018 6:23 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
99-08 avatar
Te lo vuelvo a repetir, es usted un genio tiene una sensibilidad que muchos quisieran, ¡BRAVO!
03/10/2018 4:05 am
Level 41 : Master Architect
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03/01/2018 11:31 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
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Holy shiiititt
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