Chiesa San Giuseppe, Ragusa

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San Giuseppe is a Baroque-style, Roman Catholic church located in the city of Ragusa, in southern Sicily, Italy.HistoryA church was erected here in 1756-1796 under the patronage of the Benedictine order. The church and an adjacent convent of nuns occupied a site where prior to the 1693 earthquake had been located the church of San Tommaso. The architect is unknown, but in the circle of Rosario Gagliardi. Like many local churches, the façade has three highly sculpted order, decorated with statues of Saints of the Benedictine orders, including Saints Benedict and Mauro above and St Gertrude and Scolastica below. Near the entrance are statues of St Gregory the Great and St Augustine by Giambattista Muccio in 1775. The entrance portals have iron grillwork screens (1774) by Filippo Scattarelli.The interior has an oval layout, but kept a large choir and coretti situated over the entrance and flanking the nave, where the nuns could hear the mass while remaining cloitered. Over the vault is a fresco depicting the Glory of St Benedict with St Joseph (1793) by Sebastiano Monaco. The walls are elaborately stuccoed (1793) by Agrippino Maggiore and the Cultrera di Licodia Eubea. The altars (19th century) have elaborate scagliola, and have alatarpieces by Tommaso Pollace and Giuseppe Crestadoro, depicting the Trinity, St Mauro, St Benedict, and Ste Gertrude. The pavement has white stone and maiolica tiles. The Vestibule has statues depicting St Benedict (17th century) and a silver-coated St Joseph (1785).
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  • Is the Church of Saint josempe in the Ibla district. Located in a lively, wasn't published in guidebooks, so can't give more information, and shop around.
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  • In the central Piazza Pola in the neighborhood there's this church in Ragusa Bla Sicilian baroque style. The Interior is oval shaped, 5 the altar are made of stone and decorated with stained glass, the stands are made of fine wood. Worth a visit for more time than I had.
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  • Inside, it should be noted the brace screens that allowed the nuns to follow the mass without being seen.
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  • Nice, worth local culture including singing of old lady's
  • i think the best part is the square in front of the church
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