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Chiesa San Michele, Alghero

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  • In the shopping street of Via Carlo Alberti, in the old historical Alghero City Centre, stands the Baroque San Michele from the 17th century with its magnificent multicolored dome-with-Lantern. It's become a landmark for the city. That polychrome tiles were only around 1950 on the dome. St. Michael is the patron saint of the city. The history of the Church goes into the archives back to 1364, and in 1503, there is a dedication to a cathedral, pending completion of the Santa Maria. The Church got its present form after 1612, when, according to a plaque in the Church, there was a large bequest. The façade of the building is a simple sand stone wall above the door, with an image that symbolizes the Holy Spirit. The Interior consists of a single ship, and is covered with a barrel vault. A large dome with an octagonal base with Windows dominates the Interior of the Church, and let a lot of light at the same time. That gives the church a very light atmosphere, where the yellow dome color contrasted with the cream-coloured walls. On both sides of the ship are three deep chapels. St. Michael dominates the altar, while Satan chained beneath his feet. I was silent in some chapels, particularly by the monumental altars, with marble Baroque and twisted columns, dated 1678. In the chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola I read above the altar the spell ' Ad maiorem dei gloria '-to God all the credit. The reason to make such beautiful work at that time! And in the chapel dedicated to the sacred journey of St. Francis Xavier I read in the widely opened arms are sighing, which on top of the altar stands, ' Satis est, Domine, Satis est ' (' enough, Lord, enough '). Finally I see, if I want to go back in the Sun gone a beautiful wooden balcony over the whole width of the Church. Could the clerics as possible from the monastery here unseen and separated participate in church services for the people. You see-a small church with many beautiful business! The Church and the dome are restored in 2007.
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  • The building's façade, pretty simple, has a base of square blocks of sandstone. Above the wooden Portal stand out, enclosed in a frame of trachyte, two marble statues representing the Annunciation, and a little higher up, a relief that symbolizes the Holy Spirit. The Interior of the Church has a nave covered with a barrel vault and divided by transverse arches resting on Corinthian columns. There are six deep chapels on the sides (three on each side). The Archangel Michael, Patron Saint, is depicted on the altarpiece and a large wooden statue that shows him defeating Satan, chained beneath his feet. Another depiction, which stood in the middle of the high altar, newsstand is today housed in the Diocesan Museum of sacred art.
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  • Front is plain, but seen from a distance, is characterized by a mosaic on the roof of the cupola. To better see the cupola was turning around. Twisted pillars on both sides of the altar inside, is a wonder. Admission is free of charge.
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  • Very nice Church both inside and on the outside. Very special colored dome that stands out among the classical roofing of the historic centre. To visit when going to Alghero
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  • The Church of San Michele, in Baroque style, named after the patron saint of the city. The dome, with an octagonal plan and covered with polychrome tiles, is one of the symbols of Alghero.
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  • Lovely, especially the Dome Church. Shame about the façade
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  • Nice indeed, see!
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  • It is not the best Church of Alghero but worth enter to take a look.
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