Saint

Santo
The spire is located in the south Transept, at the intersection with the central body of the Cathedral. On the top of the spire is a neoclassical sculpture representing a young semi-nude saint with rich flowing hair. He is partially covered by a drapery which falls from his right shoulder, and seems to be taking a step forward. His right hand is raised to support an object which has been lost. In the first half of the 19th century, several spires were decorated, including this one. The style of the sculpture shows that, at the time, the sculptors who worked on the Cathedral were influenced by national historic-artistic trends, in particular by the current of neoclassical thought.