A Tour of Genoa Religious Edifices, Genoa

A Tour of Genoa Religious Edifices, Genoa

Genoa is a city with a great spiritual life. Many churches means many possibilities of praying for parishioners with different beliefs. Interesting places and historical moments perceived in the pieces of art and architectural preservation of the buildings, is what tourists will find by following this guide's itinerary.
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A Tour of Genoa Religious Edifices Map

Guide Name: A Tour of Genoa Religious Edifices
Guide Location: Italy » Genoa (See other walking tours in Genoa)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Author: ChristineCu
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Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

1) Chiesa di Sant'Agostino (must see)

Sant'Agostino is a church in the historical center of Genoa, northern Italy. It is today deconsecrated, sometimes used for representations of nearby Teatro della Tosse. Begun by the Augustinians in 1260, it is one of the few Gothic buildings remaining in the city, after numerous demolitions in the 19th century. It has a typical façade with bichrome stripes in white marble and blue stone, with a large rose window in the middle. Notable is the ogival portal with, in the lunette, a fresco...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Chiesa di San Giorgio

2) Chiesa di San Giorgio

The church of San Giorgio is a religious building in the historic center of Genoa, located in St. George Square. The church of St. George, founded a very long time ago - could boast for centuries about the privilege of guarding the national flag and celebrating the rites of civilians; the rest of the cult of the saint (the first patron of the city) was introduced very early in Genoa. The octagonal building, with round dome and curved facade, was rebuilt in the mid-nineteenth century and...   view more
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Chiesa di San Tropete

3) Chiesa di San Tropete

The church of San Tropete is a religious edifice in the historic center of Genoa, Piazza San Giorgio, right next door to San Giorgio church. The parish community is part of the East Central Vicariate of the Archdiocese of Genoa. The cult of St. Tropete was imported to Genoa by the merchants of Pisa. The temple is easily recognizable by its rectangular arch (in oval) with recesses at the corners, while inside the elliptical dome occupies the entire space, highlighted by stucco, giving continuity...   view more
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Basilica di Santa Maria delle Vigne

4) Basilica di Santa Maria delle Vigne

The basilica of Santa Maria delle Vigne (originally: Sancta Maria in Vineis) is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Genoa. Historical documents attest to its presence since the 10th century, although it is more plausible to say that it was built in an even older sacred building dating back to the 6th century. Elements of original Romanesque architecture are still present, even in walls and under floors, although the only part left intact in the process of reconstruction appears to be the...   view more
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Chiesa di San Luca

5) Chiesa di San Luca

The church of St. Luke is a religious building in the historic center of Genoa, located in Via San Luca. The parish community is part of the West Central Vicariate of the Archdiocese of Genoa. Founded in 1188 by Oberto Spinola, the church has other important works: the marble statue with the 'Immaculate' altar and the "Deposition of Christ" in wood (painted by Piola), both by Filippo Parodi (late 17th century), the 15th-century reliquary tabernacle in the apse at the back,...   view more
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Chiesa di San Pancrazio

6) Chiesa di San Pancrazio

The church of San Pancrazio is a religious building in the historic center of Genoa, located in Piazza San Pancrazio near Via Fossatello Sottoripa. The parish community is part of the West Central Vicariate of the Archdiocese of Genoa. The first mention of the church and noble families Calvi Pallavicini date back to the eleventh century, although the current building is a reconstruction of the eighteenth century. The church is centrally planned and with a high dome, and several pictorial and...   view more
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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato

7) Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato (must see)

The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato is a Catholic cathedral in Genoa, northern Italy; its decoration employed the major Baroque studios and artists in Genoa in the 17th century. The church was begun by the Franciscans in 1520 in a site previsouly occupied by the small church of Santa Maria del Prato, belonging to the Humiliati. Works were however halted in 1537, and in 1591 the Lomellini family continued the reconstruction, directed by Taddeo Carlone. In the early 17th century...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Chiesa di Nostra Signora del Carmine e Sant'Agnese

8) Chiesa di Nostra Signora del Carmine e Sant'Agnese

The church of Our Lady of Mount Caramel and St. Agnes is one of many historical churches of Genova. Being two separate churches in the begining: The Church of St. Agnes and The Church of Our Lady of Mount Caramel, it is only in 1799 that the churches were united into a single one. The church of Our Lady of Mount Caramel and St. Agnes keeps one of the few remaining rectangular apses intact, typical of the Gothic and Mendicant Orders in the 13th...   view more

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
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Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Via Garibaldi Palaces Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.2 km