The Church of Our Lady of Constantinople

Agropoli, Italy

Tradition has it that this was built when the statue of the Madonna was discovered in the sea after the infields had tried unsuccessfully to carry it off during the Turkish raids of the mid-sixteenth century. The church was built prior to 1418, as evidenced by a written on the fresco above the altar.  The church is documented especially from 1583 onwards, when there was an order of brothers here. Records of the apostolic visit of 1612 refer to the church as 'recently built', with a confessional and a burial ground for sailors. It has two doors and a bell tower above. It has been established that the sacristy and an oil panting date from 1742, and records state that the church was built with contributions from seafarers.By 1875, in addition to the bell tower with its two bells, the organ, the pulpit and the clock, there was a marble sanctuary with a brass gate and altar rails, as well as a framed statue. In 1905, a wooden statue and a third door had been added. A few years later, in 1913, this church and others were closed, when they were occupies by soldiers sheltering from torrential rain.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Ana Milito (12 months ago)
Worth the view and visit to the old city. Bars should be fun when opened
Francesco Puccettone (3 years ago)
Beautiful church in a picturesque setting, nestled in a lovely square overlooking the sea, and with a refreshing fountain ready to quench your thirst
Rodions Doļa (3 years ago)
Quite place to pray when you are in n Agropoli.
Melanie Pascua (8 years ago)
One of the oldest church with a great view
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