Comune di Brescia tourism website: useful information about what to see and where to go.

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Brescia, church of San Cristo

The church belongs to a monastic complex which was built at the end of the 15th century on the ruins of previous religious buildings overlooking the Roman Theatre.

Brescia, church of San Clemente

The church was completely restored between the end of the 16th century and 1471. In 1517 the Dominicans took possession of the monastery and gave it a magnificent appearance.

Brescia church of San Francesco d'Assisi

This is one of the finest examples of convent churches in Italy. Its simple, unadorned style reflects the quietness and serenity typical of Franciscan life. The church, which was finished in 1265, is in late-Romanesque style.

The New Cathedral
The construction of the new cathedral, on the site of an earlier cathedral (San Pietro de Dom), began in the first half of the 17th century. This monumental edifice was designed by the Brescian architect Gian Battista Lantana, the ground plan being that of Greek cross inscribed in a square, although some changes to the original design were made over two centuries. It was not until 1825 that the huge cupola was completed. Despite its majestic appearance, the style of the building is not homogeneous. Due to the numerous alterations carried out over the centuries and still in evidence today, the lower part of the façade is baroque, while the upper part is characterized by the classical trends of the second half of the 18th century.
Brescia, San Giovanni Evangelista

The church was founded in the 4thcentury by San Gaudenzio, Bishop of Brescia, rebuilt between 1440 and 1447 and then altered in the 17thcentury.

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