Chiesa di san Giovanni Evangelista, Modica

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  • A marvel, a church unique both inside and out. Has nothing to envy to many others. Fantastic
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  • The Church of St John the Evangelist presents itself, like so many other churches in the area, over an impressive scakinata. The style is the late baroque of val di Noto.
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  • Located on the highest point of the city and built according to the canons of dramatic local churches has undergone a major devastation in the terrible earthquake that destroyed many cities in 1600. Remodeled several times-the final touches back to Ottiocento-inside the old charm with the wonderful decorated altars adorned with beautiful statues. It is worth climbing up here
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  • Amazing top view from the bel tower over Modica.
  • Here looks like the center of the town. Local elder people sit around in the small square in front of the church, chatting for the morning. Very local life view.
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  • The Church has the outside staircase, which contributes to urban scenic context, flanked by the perimeter walls are interspersed with twenty-six pillars, which in times past had to hold as many statues, whereas now only three remain. The Church is located in the upper part of the historic city centre, and the cross above the apex of the Spire represents, with its 449 m, the highest point in Modica. On the left side of the Church, a winding medieval alleys of heritage pattern leads to the Belvedere of the upper town, the so-called Pizzo, overlooking the historical centre of Modica.
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  • The shrine is located on this site since 1150 (Papal Bull of Pope Eugene III). A document dated March 1217 mentions the churches of San Giovanni and San Giorgio in Modica as placed under the protection of the Diocese of Mileto, Calabria. He was in this Esplanade the first religious building of Modica, the Church of San Pietro extra moenia of the 7th century, with an adjoining coeval Benedictine monastery, one of six built up in Sicily by St. Gregory the great. But a diploma of which relates the historic Placido Carrafa, reports that the Provost of San Giorgioordinò the demolition in 1454, adjacent to Saint Peter Monastery outside the walls, leaving room for a new and larger building, one body with one of St. Peter, and which was also dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist. Subsequently, being kind in the fourteenth century, a church dedicated to Saint Peter in the lower part of the city, the Church of Modica Alta retained the only dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist, as a bell cast in 1550 overs still engraved effigies of both the Apostles.
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