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Church of Sant'Agata

Fri, 19/10/2012 - 15:20 -- Camilla
Brescia, Chiesa di Sant'Agata
The construction of the church dates back to the 14th and 15th centuries. The Renaissance portal surmounted by baroque statues opens to reveal an imposing, harmonious  sight, even though the interior contains elements from different eras: the presbytery was built in the 15th century, the vaults and gallery in the 16th century; the altars, frescoes and plaster-work belong to the 17th century and the Chapel of SS. Sacramento to the 18th century. The nave itself appears more spacious and deeper than it is, due to the architectural design of the frescoes. The altar-piece representing “Saint Agatha crucified among St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Lucy and St. Apollonia” (1522), is a masterpiece by Francesco Prata da Caravaggio.

Corsetto S. Agata