Santa Marta Church

Lecco, Italy

A church at the site of current Santa Marta was present by the 13th century, originally dedicated to St Calimero. In 1386, it housed the flagellant Confraternity of the Disciplini of St Marta, who added a hospice and rededicated the church. The church has been refurbished over the centuries. The facade dates to 1720–1730.

The interior ceiling has a late 17th-century fresco, depicting the Glory of St Martha, by Giovanni Battista and Carlo Pozzo, and the church houses a 17th-century processional statue on the main altar of the Madonna of the Rosary and Child. The altar has 16th century marble sculpture busts of the apostles; the altar was refurbished in 1816 likely by Giuseppe Bovara. The lateral altars have statues of Santa Marta and San Antonio di Padova.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Paolo Riva (Paokri) (12 months ago)
Beautiful, cared for by the nuns, well organized especially during the mass on the second Sunday of the month at 5.30 pm
TEODOR VIOREL CIOBOTEA (12 months ago)
Small church located in the historic center, very well preserved, one of the most beautiful in the city of Lecco.
Iris Camedda (2 years ago)
Great for praying in silence ?
MIRKO RECH (2 years ago)
Beautiful Church rich in history and well kept; in particular, moments of adoration are possible thanks to the nuns who keep it open for a few hours during the week
Alberto Alderighi (3 years ago)
The Church of Santa Marta, in the center: "in the heart" of the city, offers everyone the possibility of a moment of meditation. It's small, but the charm and beauty of her works amaze the soul of those who admire them. Prayer in this atmosphere creates perfect intimacy with God. Very beautiful and meaningful, the concerts that are organized by the parish, in this church, by acoustics enveloping and satisfying. They represent a great moment of cultural enrichment, but above all spiritual. Thank you.
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