Basilica di San Biagio, Maratea

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  • The basilica and sanctuary of San Biagio Maratea is the main place of Catholic worship. Is located at the highest point of the oldest part of Maratea, called the Castle, and contains the relics of the Patron Saint Blaise. Tradition arose on the site of a pagan temple dedicated to Minerva. When he received the relics of the Holy Shrine of Saint Blaise, Armenian, became the elected patron of the city: this event is commonly dated to the year 732. The façade of the Church is a triple-arched porch of neoclassic style, with four columns supporting a triangular pediment, where there is a niche with a small statue of Saint Blaise in white marble. The Church is divided into four areas: three naves and presbytery, almost as big as the nave. The earliest present in the Church is the fresco representing the Madonna with the child, commonly called the Madonna of the pomegranate. The work represents an Ark, complete with prayer contemplating the Blessed Sacrament. The ancient stone baptismal font, placed between the middle and aisle, dates from the 15th-16th centuries. Climb all the way up there definitely is a big effort but both the Church and the panorama pays widely around.
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  • In the Basilica of Saint Blaise was looking for more, I found myself in this place of spirituality in a landscape framed by dreams. Related episodes? Maybe Yes, maybe no, believe posterity will judge. However you think a visit worth definitely worth
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  • What is surprising about this church is not so much its very simple architecture and especially small inside, but the path leading to it and the frame around worthy of a movie. Immersed in fog when it is cold but still high enough to reach it by bus, look to the Christ of Maratea and this already says it all.
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