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
El Escurial Royal Pantheon
Florence Duomo + belfry + other churches and chapels apart from David and other statues
Funerary and memory sites of the First World War "The American cemeteries developed around the memorial, and include a chapel and a building for the manager of the site; the burials are grouped in sectors, each occupying 4 square meters. The stelae are in Carrara marble." (AB ev)
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)
Kraków Sarcophagus of St. Hedwig, Queen of Poland, in Wawel Cathedral
Mafra 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)
Major Town Houses The first two flights of the stairs in the Horta House are in Carrara marble, going up the wall to the left. (Nomination file, p. 38)
Monticello The Rotunda
Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles The presbytery under the big dome in Padua's Duomo is completely in Carrara marble.
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) The cathedral, baptistry and campanile
Pienza Pozzo del Rossellino
Rome Pantheon, Trajan's Column, Column of Marcus Aurelius
San Marino and Mount Titano The Statua della Libertà on Piazza della Libertà is made of white Carrara marble.
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"
Val di Noto Catania Cathedral: "The parvise is separated from the cathedral square by a balustrade in white stone, featuring five large statues of saints in 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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