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Church of Sant'agostino: photos, description (Sant'agostino)

Church of Sant'agostino situated in the historical centre of Genoa and now obermana, sometimes used for holding different views is located next to Teatro della tosse". During the bombing of the city during the Second World war the Church suffered serious damage. After the war she was for several decades was used as storage for sculptures, architectural fragments and frescoes assembled in parts in various destroyed churches and formed the core of the collection of the Sculpture Museum of Sant'agostino.

The Church was built in the second half of the 13th century by monks from the order of the Augustinians and originally dedicated to Saint Thekla. Today it is one of the few surviving buildings of Genoa, is built in the Gothic style, most of them were destroyed in the 19th century. It has a distinctive facade with two-tone stripes of white marble and blue stone with a huge window, a socket above the frieze. Noteworthy is the pointed portal, with frescoes by Giovanni Battista Merano, depicting St Augustine. On the sides are two double mullioned Windows. Inside the Church consists of a Central nave and two side aisles separated by arches supported by columns of planed stone. Near the main altar you can see the fresco, the creation of which is attributed to Barnaba da Modena, depicting the last judgment. This is likely the last creation of Barnabas, which is clearly discernible traces of the Byzantine style, so beloved by the artist. On the outside you should pay attention to the bell tower, with Windows divided by columns, which are crowned with a Central spire and four side.

The Church building also includes two cloisters - the cloisters, now included in the Museum of Sant'agostino. The Museum was established in the late 1970-ies on the draft Franco Albini and Franca Helg. The so-called "triangular cloister" was built in 14-15 centuries and is adjacent to the right side of the Church. And the cloister of the 18th century, the rectangular and larger in size, have been moved to a new location and completely renovated. Perhaps the most important exhibit of the Museum is the funerary monument of Margherita di Bramante, created in the early 14th century.