Sant'Agostino, Cremona

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  • The San Agustin Church was built by the hermits of St. Augustine, built between 1339 and 1345 incorporating the former Church of St James in Braida, in 1553 was a rehash into interior spaces, so far the plan is substantially changed as the side chapels were added.
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  • Said that the Church of Sant'Agostino square is preserved from 1345, the church built. Church was renovated several times after that, but façade is in the vertical split style of red brick and to the top of arrow-shaped Loggia, are vertically connected to two round window a small porthole in the left and right top center. Inside are 3 there is Golgotha group by Giovanni Battista Barberini of baroque sculpture in Gallery, located in a beautiful altarpiece of Perugino ' Madonna and child with Saints 2 "and Cremona, born in Como. There were other numerous altarpieces of the Campi family.
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  • Sant'Agostino was built in 1339 – 1345 but completely rebuilt 1553 in the local Lombard-Gothic style. The façade is reminiscent of many other church facades in Cremona, and is characteristic with the small towers of the gable. Sant'Agostino is designed as a Basilica interior with a central nave where there are higher ceilings than in the two parallel aisles with very narrow side chapels. The Church is practically stuffed with works of art. The most famous is Perugino provides Madonna on the throne between Augustino and John the Evangelist, as the family Roncadelli in 1494 ordered to their altar in the chapel number five to the left when you count from the main altar and downwards. During the Napoleonic occupation the painting was removed and transported to France, but came back again in 1815. Among the many other works of art include Bonifacio Bembos frescoes in the chapel-Cavalcabò (number three on the right) and, indeed, Giovanni Battista Barbarinis poignant sculpture group at the tomb of the mathematician and astronomer Giovan Battista Plasia, a work from 1497. The main altar is by Andrea Tablet Mainardi, executed in 1594, a macabre work related to a particular Augustinian tradition: Christ stands hunched with blood continuously out of the body, and the blood will be collected by angels that hold precious amphorae. It was because of the lighting conditions in the Church very hard to take a decent photo of this image, if I have not seen similar to motif in other churches. The Church's organ is to the right of the choir. But when I visited the Church in the autumn of 2017, was emptied of house organ pipes. Hopefully the instrument under restoration and will be set up again later. I could not find any information about this. Sant'Agostino is a very worthy of visits churches of Cremona.
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  • Fantastic Church where one can admire the paintings by Perugino
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  • Very nice exterior, less the Interior.
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