The Duomo of Vigevano, dedicated to St. Ambrose, is a standard high-baroque cathedral with a Latin cross layout and opulent decoration.
However, two aspects make this cathedral interesting from an architectural standpoint: first, it has two pulpits (one on each side of the chancel).
More significantly, the facade -- by the architect, mathematician and bishop Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz -- is a clever solution to an esthetic problem. The cathedral, built on the footprint of an ancient basilica, was situated an irregular angle to the Vigevano's main square; Caramuel designed a curved facade with four bays to disguise this fact and present an even front to the piazza. The third (from the left) of the four doors is actually the entrance to the main nave of the cathedral, but this asymmetry is visible neither from the outside nor the inside of the church.
This clever solution to an architectural problem makes the cathedral worth seeing even if you're feeling saturated with baroque.
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