Carrara marble

Carrara marble is a type of white or blue-grey marble of high quality, popular for use in sculpture and building decor. It is quarried in the city of Carrara located in the northernmost tip of modern-day Tuscany, Italy. (wiki)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Cracow Sarcophagus of St. Hedwig, Queen of Poland, in Wawel Cathedral
El Escurial Royal Pantheon
Florence Duomo + belfry + other churches and chapels apart from David and other statues
Great Spa Towns of Europe The "Old Baths" in Baden-Baden "were constructed on the orders of Grand Duke Friedrich von Baden on the site of old Roman baths (remains are preserved in the basement area, including Augustbad, the main round basin carved from Carrara marble)." (Nomination File, p. 214)
Historic Cairo Mosque of Muhammad Ali - Muhammad Ali Pasha was buried in a tomb carved from Carrara marble, in the courtyard of the mosque (wiki)
Mafra Palace, Convent and Royal Hunting Park The two towers are connected by two rows of Corinthian columns. The top row contains the statues of St. Dominic and St. Francis, sculpted from Carrara marble, standing in a niche on each side of the balcony. (wiki)
Monticello The Rotunda
Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro The central bank main building in Madrid has monumental stairs made out of Carrara marble.
Piazza del Duomo (Pisa) Tower and church
Pienza Pozzo del Rossellino
Rome Pantheon, Trajan's Column, Column of Marcus Aurelius
Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca New Cathedral: ... the floor is covered with pink marble, brought from Carrara (Italy) (wiki)
Siena Duomo
Stoclet House "facade with cubic lines covered with Carrara marble"
Valletta St John Co-Cathedral tombstones
Vatican City Pietà statue and other works of art in Musei Vaticani + Palazzo San Carlo


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