San Marco Evangelista Church

Brescia, Italy

San Marco Evangelista is a Romanesque-style church located at the end of via Laura Cereto in central Brescia.

This small church was erected at the end of the 13th century as a family chapel for the Avogadro family, who owned the nearby Palazzo Avogadro. The church was damaged by a bombing raid during World War II. A frieze of earthenware arches intertwining under the cornice that goes all round the building. On the façade is a stone portal surmounted by a rounded arch; above a modern rectangular window was inserted to replace a round medieval rosette. On the right hand side of the building there is a door with a cross in high relief. The interior contains traces of frescoes and a canvas by Pietro Marone.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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La Ti (13 months ago)
Only the outside is visible and, unfortunately, it is surrounded by cars and houses. However the exterior is remarkable
Claudine Cozzoli (14 months ago)
I really like this little church made of dark bricks, it is balanced and adorned with an indented frame with small arches and crossed teeth. You can tell this building is old, the exterior has remained intact. Above the portal there is a rectangular window in place of the classic rose window. Single nave. The frescoes are original, like a canvas by the Brescian painter Pietro Marone. ? Open: Saturday afternoon Location: a short distance from the Capitolium. ? DESERVES
Francesco Viti (2 years ago)
Paolo Arkok (2 years ago)
Very particular in its style and for its embedded position between taller buildings.
Roberto Soriano Doménech (4 years ago)
Small square base. We find it closed, I don't know if you can enter.
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