Sunday, July 24, 2016

Cattedrale estiva di Santa Maria Assunta

Cattedrale estiva di Santa Maria Assunta (Summer Cathedraw) is a new Cathedral in Brescia, Italy. It is the largest Roman Catholic church in Brescia. The dome is 91 meter tall and was designed by Milan-born architect, Luigi Cagnola (1762-1883). 

The New Cathedral was built over the ruins of the ancient early Christian church of Saint Peter de Dom (San Pietro de Dom). The construction was launched in 1604 and took around two centuries.

During the Second World War, on 13th July 1944, the copper cover and the wooden structure of the cupola burst into flames...

The Presbytery and the Chancel
The present dome was rebuilt after destruction during the Second World War.

The Statue of Pope Paul VI
The monument of Pope Paul VI , born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini (1897-1978), is placed in front of the altar of the blessed Sacrament. 

I would like to acknowledge Francesca for guiding me the town under dehydrating and sizzling weather! Thank you very much.

The detailed info can be found here.

1 comment:

  1. Yoshiさん こんにちは。 
    私は教会内に入ると 異教徒?のよそ者ですみませ~んと
    ミラノ 行ってみたいです。


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