Chapelle de la Misericorde, Nice

Chapelle de la Misericorde, Nice

To fully appreciate the beauty of the churches of Nice, you will also want to look at some of the lovely chapels built in the city. The Chapelle de la Misericorde is a beautiful example of old town architecture. It is located along the Promenade des Anglais. You will need to travel down to the Quai des Etats-Unis to find it.

The building has been owned by the Brotherhood of Black Penitents for many years. The Order dates all the way back to the 1400s, and are still a prominent such religious group within the Roman Catholic Church.

This chapel sets where the old Theatins had their first chapel in 1674. At the time, it was called the Chapel of St. Gaetan. The current structure was not worked on in earnest until the 1700s, when it formal construction began. The Brotherhood purchased the location in 1828, and has owned it since that time.

It is a classic example of Italian Baroque art. One of the most striking things about the design is how light and dark play against each other in the building, accentuating some of the religious symbols in the building. The altars in the chapel also date back to the 1400s, so you will want to see them on your visit.
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Sight Name: Chapelle de la Misericorde
Sight Location: Nice, France
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Religious Building Walking Tour  

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Daily Life Tour

Daily Life Tour

Nice is a great city to visit for the pleasant weather, the sea and its beauty. It is an old town with many beautiful places to visit. Besides the tourist areas there are places that locals love to visit, with very important historical value. Take the following tour to discover the most popular places for Nice’s locals.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
City Orientation Walk

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Historic Buildings Tour

Historic Buildings Tour

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Travel Distance: 7.1 km
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Travel Distance: 9.2 km
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Travel Distance: 6.6 km
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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km

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