Saint Agatha Church

Caltanissetta, Italy

The Church of St. Agatha at College with its poly-chromatic marble was built between 1600 and 1610, in late-Renaissance style, on the site of a previous church, which had also been dedicated to St. Agatha. The façade was created by Natale Masuccio, and is decorated with frameworks on a light coloured background. It has a Greek cross plant, with splendid Baroque decorations including frescoes by Luigi Borremans (18th century). The work on the adjacent Jesuit College began in 1589 and were completed in the second half of the 19th century.

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Founded: 1600-1610
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Salvatore lomanto (11 months ago)
Beautiful church for floral decorations the external staircase is fantastic ...
Flavia Morgan (2 years ago)
Beautiful church if you're into this kind of art
Leonardo Dellaria (4 years ago)
It is a beautiful church, not only aesthetically, but also due to the fact that it is an active church, the group of priests and students (servants of mercy) are constantly working to make it so, and I must say that the city of Caltanissetta feels this, especially the Eucharistic adoration on Friday evening. It is truly a beautiful place.
Luigi Nardillo (4 years ago)
Fantastic inside ..
Francesco Contino (4 years ago)
Beautiful example of Sicilian baroque. Greek cross church built at the end of 1600. Note the polychrome marbles of the side altars.
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