Santo Spirito Abbey

Caltanissetta, Italy

The Abbey of the Santo Spirito (Holy Spirit), built by the Norman Count Ruggero and his wife Queen Adelasia in 1092–1098, was consecrated in 1153. It has been greatly altered in subsequent centuries. The original outlines are still identifiable to the rear, where its characteristic massive jutting apses can be seen. These are separated by flat pilasters and connected by a series of small arches. The left-hand entrance has an ogival portal from the 13th century. The lunette once contained a figure of Christ Blessing, which was eventually moved inside the Abbey. Notable are the rectangular nave and wooden-beamed ceiling. The walls and the apses have frescoes attributed to the 14th century. The vault of the apse shows a 17th-century figure of Christ Pantocrator.

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Founded: 1092-1153
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Salvatore lomanto (2 months ago)
bellissima location...il parroco di adesso è fantastico
Enrico Ciola (3 months ago)
A place that is very suitable for meditations of the spirit and for concentrations of thoughts.
vincenzo mannino (4 months ago)
Historic church in the city, very beautiful
Lilia Nur Ricotta (5 months ago)
Gorgeous place! Rich in history, spirit and suggestions
Bruno Boano (11 months ago)
Molto bella esternamente in quanto quando sono passato era chiusa
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