Church of Sant'Agostino, San Gimignano

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The chiesa di Sant'Agostino is the second largest church in San Gimignano, Italy, after the Collegiata. It is owned by the Order of Saint Augustine.Sant'Agostino is an imposing 13th century building. The interior is a large hall dominated by the seventeen-panel fresco cycle on The Life of St Augustine around the high altar, painted by Benozzo Gozzoli between 1463 and 1467. The altarpiece is the Coronation of the Virgin by Piero del Pollaiuolo . There are a number of other frescoes in the church. The Cappella di San Bartolo houses the remains of the eponymous saint, a lay Franciscan who died of leprosy. The magnificent altar in the chapel is by Benedetto da Maiano.
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  • Just like the name of the altar of Augustus, a testament to the space behind the painted frescoes. In addition to this, there are a few points, also an old fresco personally not so much as come.
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  • Usually the Church is omitted from the visitors rushed instead deserves a careful visit to discover its jewels: San Bartolo chapel with an altar by Benedetto da Maiano, the vault frescoed by Sebastiano Mainardi depicting the doctors of the Church (St. Ambrose, St. Augustine, St. Jerome and St. Gregory), the floor by Andrea della Robbia, the coronation of Maria del Pollaiolo, the stories of the life of Saint Augustine of Benozzo Gozzoli.
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  • the simplest of churches visited: all brick Romanesque and Gothic, among the austera; the Interior is very large, very simple, adorned with frescoes of very significant 400/500
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  • One of the most interesting places to visit in the beautiful city. The convento was exited before the discovery of America. She holds the famous, distinct and unique frescos of the life of St. Augustine and St. Monica. She also prides herself with the adornment of some unique saints of the city like St. Fina and Sebastian and of course San Giminano. On also can't miss the portrait of St. Nicolas of Myra ( today known as Santa Claus).
  • Excellent monument of medieval culture and architecture. Stunning frescoes of XIV-XV XV centuries are inside. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light.
  • Worth a quick look
  • Holy mass at weekdays: 17.00
  • A really breathtaking architecture, however we went there around 1 pm and there were just too many tourists.
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