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Kroulak wrote a review Sep 2020
Brno, Czech Republic3,753 contributions403 helpful votes
Very nice place for history window,quite place where you can sit after city walking and really reccomended👍
Date of experience: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
westy54 wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia6,488 contributions947 helpful votes
13th century church with an austere white brick facade that was completed in the 15th and 16th centuries.
This church is located in the very small Piazza Manin which is a nice rest stop on the very steep walk up through Montepulciano along the main street, the Via do Gracciano nel Corso. The church is believed to have been completed by 1285 but largely rebuilt in the 15th century. The white brick facade was added in two stages, the bottom two storeys in the 15th century which were designed and built by Michelozzo, and the third storey and the tympanum were completed in the early 16th century. The rather austere white brick facade on the first storey has four pilasters on either side of the large single portal. There is a large lunette above the portal with a terracotta relief depicting the figures of the Madonna with St John the Baptist and St Augustine which are said to be the work also of Michelozzo. On either side of the lunette on the second storey are two ogival niches for statues, but there are no statues. The third level has a large rose window and the tympanum above that has a coat of arms. The interior was substantially remodelled in the late 18th century. The interior is a single nave with a vaulted cream coloured ceiling that is largely unadorned except for some white stucco designs and white trim. In fact most of the interior of the church is white. There were three rather ornate side altars down each side of the nave with paintings attributed to several different painters of the 15th to the 17th centuries. The high altar has a wooden cross which is attributed to Donatello from the early 15th century. Well worth a look.…
Date of experience: June 2019
Tuxtails wrote a review Aug 2019
Savannah, Georgia396 contributions149 helpful votes
Glad we stumbled into the piazza where this church is, very beautiful. Statues and altar very impressive. We spent alot of time in here admiring the architecture and peacefulness.
Date of experience: August 2019
szakara wrote a review Jun 2019
9 contributions1 helpful vote
We went inside this church which appeared almost out of nowhere as we turned a corner onto Piazza Manin. It is beautiful & imposing. Be sure to go inside to see statues of saints, Mary and the crucified Christ and take time to light a candle and pray. There is a quiet presence inside that lets you know that many prayers have been said inside this magnificent church. You may find people seated outside on the steps resting. This church is truly a place of calm repose and rest and plenty to see inside.…
Date of experience: June 2019
steve y wrote a review Apr 2019
Siren, Wisconsin249 contributions105 helpful votes
Stopped in while walking the main piazza. Met the priest and he wanted us to stay for mass on Saturday night. Side chapels, statues, paintings, and architech worth seeing.
Date of experience: April 2019