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Chiesa di Santa Agata, Cremona

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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  • I have always had great sympathy for this church. Especially for the Colonnade outside the Church that recalls the Greek and Roman temples of antiquity. I made her visit to friends arrived from abroad and liked it for everyone.
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  • With its elegant neoclassical façade attracts instantly plus the opposite palazzo Cittanova (who deserves better). The belfry instead clearly shows its Romanesque appearance. In fact, the Church was originally Romanesque, but if nothing is found, nor the neo-classical facade (which in fact is false, by Luigi Voghera) nor the Romanesque origins. Today the Interior is a modern renaissance/mess. Interesting the ancient original plaque commemorating the erection of the tower.
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  • I thought that the cult of Santa Agata was heard so carnal only in Catania, but it was nice to find out that even Cremona was "attentive" to the celebration of this Saint. Inside you can admire the plank of the Angel. "It is in the North because, he said, a priest originally from Cremona, during the invasion of the Lombards, took advantage of the General bustle and brought with him. Since that time, the Tablet became an object of great veneration, both for the people of Cremona, both bishops and Cardinals. On 5 February each year, and the following Sunday, are held in honour of the Saint. The relic is kept inside a wooden crate, 112 cm tall original and broad 69, painted on both sides by an anonymous painter in the late 13th century. On the first side depicts scenes from the life and martyrdom of Saint Agatha, the other a Madonna and child surmounted by a scene of Pentecost. The "table of the Angel", protected by an elegant eighteenth-century gate, over many centuries and has never been opened, like a shell, continues to hide his precious Pearl. In 1575 san Carlo Borromeo, who came to Cremona with the specific intent to make the contents of the sealed shrine, dared not open it. Before such wonder knelt in deep veneration. Only in the mid-1970s, during the restoration, he was made an x-ray of "table". You finally revealed that inside, there is a foreign body, but none yet today he wanted to violate the mystery that hides the precious relic "(source comune di Catania) Board who was to go to visit it, at most, which is near the ztl by which you can reach piazza Roma (public gardens of Cremona) and in the Cathedral square where you can admire the Torrazzo.
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