San Michele Church

Cremona, Italy

According to tradition, San Michele Church would have been built by the Lombards, who venerated the archangel St Michael, although its existence is documented from the 8th century, prior to Lombard rule of Cremona.

In the 11th century a new basilica was built. In the 13th century it received a new campanile (belfry), and the naves were vaulted with pointed arches. In the crypt are elements dating to the early Middle Ages crypt, one of which attributed to the Lombard age. The apse, as well as the other church of San Vincenzo in Cremona, resembles that of the Nonantola Abbey.

The church includes a statue portraying 'St Michael Subjugating the Beast' and located to the right of the high altar.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Davide Inglesi (14 months ago)
Bella chiesa un po' fuori dal centro storico peccato non si veda l'affresco più bello perché in restauro
Pierino Negro (16 months ago)
Chiesa molto interessante da non tralasciare dopo la visita obbligatoria alla cattedrale. Splendida facciata in cotto tipico padano e notevole interno con alcuni affreschi pregevoli.
Maria Convertini (16 months ago)
La cripta e notevole sia dal punto di vista storico, sia da quello artistico
cristian marchis (17 months ago)
Old & quiet place .
Eleonora Rossi (18 months ago)
Luogo storico curato e recentemente ristrutturato, nasconde in sé una bellezza storica notevole. Luogo di culto frequentato da una comunità viva. Assolutamente da visitare!!!!
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