Definitions for "Altamura Cathedral"
Altamura Cathedral is a cathedral in the Italian city and comune of Altamura, in the province of Bari, Apulia, in eastern Italy. It was built by Emperor Frederick II in 1232, and it became one of the most venerated sanctuaries in Apulia. In 1248, under pressure from Frederick, Pope Innocent IV declared Altamura exempt from the jurisdiction of the bishop of Bari, making it a "palatine church", the equivalent of a palace chapel.