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Carmelite Church of the blessed virgin Mary: photo description (La Cappella della Madonna del Carmelo)

Carmelite Church of the virgin Mary in the resort town of Bordighera was built around 1790, the year on the initiative of the then Governor of the city, Giacomo Maria Garibaldi. Interested in how to meet the expectations of residents of the new district of Bordighera - Borgo Marina, he wanted to use part of land from their ancestors, namely Piazza Mazzini, the erection of a small Church. It would be convenient for the inhabitants of the new district, because otherwise they would have to conduct services and celebrate religious holidays in a more distant Church in the old part of the city. New small Church was consecrated in honor of the order of the barefoot Carmelite brothers of the blessed virgin Mary.

The main facade of the building facing Piazza Mazzini, decorated with a frieze with stucco floral motifs, which frame the symbol of the mother of God and on which you can see the window of the socket with the colored glass. Above this window is the gypsum block with the words "DECOR CARMELI", and the upper part of the frieze contains two small Windows and a small Central Shrine with a bell, surmounted by a cross. The lower part of the façade has maintained the original wooden portal with two shutters.

Inside the Carmelite Church, despite the fact that the vaulted ceiling was replaced by a normal, a feeling of a well-organized space. The interior is decorated with decorations, stuccoes and precious paintings. On a slate-coloured floor are tombstones of numerous representatives of the genus Garibaldi. Above the main altar, in a large alcove, rests the statue of the virgin Mary with child, and on either side of it are statues of saints Joseph and Erasmus. On the side walls of the presbytery you can see two oil paintings depicting John the Baptist and St. Francis. Smaller paintings adorn the walls of the main hall.

In 1996, the year the Carmelite Church of the virgin Mary was recognized as "a monument of special importance".