Sant'Agata Church

Brescia, Italy

A church at the site of Sant'Agata was present by the 8th century, when the neighborhood was located outside the city walls, but after the 1184 fire destroyed the ancient church, it was reconstructed in the 15th-century in Gothic style. Destruction by fire of this church was somewhat paradoxical, since Saint Agatha was the saint invoked for protection against fires. Further modifications were completed along the centuries, leading to a pastiche of styles. The incomplete 14th-century facade has a Renaissance architecture facade, decorated with Baroque statuary.

Inside, the presbytery dates from the 15th century, the ceiling from the 16th century, the altars and fresco decoration from the 1680s, and the chapel of the Santissimo Sacramento is from the 18th century. The main altarpiece depicting Sant'Agata with Saints Peter, Paul, Lucia, Apollonia standing before the cross (1522) is a masterwork by Francesco Prata from Caravaggio.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Gianpietro 67 (2 years ago)
Bellissima anche la serata con la soldanella e la voce di Filippo Garlanda
Alessandro Mabellini (2 years ago)
Una delle chiese più belle di Brescia, con una struttura architettonica particolare e ricca di storia! Meravigliosa la pala d'altare di S. Agata... Da visitare!!
Marco Barbieri (2 years ago)
Piccola ma molto bella. Da visitare.
Veronica Bonura (2 years ago)
La chiesa di Sant'Agata si trova nell'omonimo corsetto, a Brescia. L'ultima modifica viene apportata nel 1700 alla facciata, con l'aggiunta di una cornice sopra il portale da Antonio callegari. La facciata é in stile romanico con piccole aggiunte di decorazioni barocche. L' interno é ad unica navata, a pianta longitudinale, completamente affrescata. Le particolarità della chiesa, che la rendono fenomale sono: - che é totalmente affrescata; - la particolarità e la minuziosità dei particolari presenti all'interno. Ne vale veramente la pena visitarla. Ingresso: gratuito. Orari: - giorni feriali: 7:30-11:00 17:00-18:45; - giorni festivi: 9:00-11:30 17:00-19:30.
Silvi B (2 years ago)
Sant’ Agata ovvero : l’interno che non ti aspetti. Entrando dal bellissimo portale del 400 (con sopra statue barocche aggiunte) toglietevi gli occhiali da sole perchè vi ritroverete nel suo buio misterioso..(mai vista una chiesa così buia)da cui solo man mano emergeranno la volta e le pareti interamente affrescate(nel 600) e soprattutto apparirà il magnifico affresco di metà 400 raffigurante il Crocifisso fra un volo di angeli piangenti che domina dall’alto il presbiterio sopraelevato!
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