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Evangelical Lutheran Church: photo description (Chiesa Evangelica Luterana)

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Trieste - the main Church of the Evangelical community of the denomination of augustiniana existing in the city since 1778.

The middle class Trieste has always been open to new religious movements, brought from the Alps. With enthusiasm he took and preaching in the spirit of the Lutheran reformation. The first German merchants-the Lutherans arrived in Trieste in 1719, the year when the city became a free port, but only in 1778, the year of the first Empress Maria Theresia and later her son Joseph II allowed to hold religious services in private homes. In 1786, the year the Lutheran congregation purchased the Church dedicated to the virgin Mary of the rosary, located in the old part of the city. Later, in 1870, the year the Church was sold to the municipality of Trieste, which helped to build the current Evangelical Lutheran Church in the area Largo Panfili. Today it is the largest Lutheran Church in Italy, which boasts a valuable historical archive.

The temple having 35 meters long and 22 meters wide, was designed in the Gothic revival style by architect Zimmermann from the Polish city of Wroclaw. Built the Church's firm Bernama and Scalmanini. The Church, opened for worship in 1874, the year, a remarkable sloping slate roof. The pointed bell tower is 50 metres away decorated with elegant spires. Inside, above the main altar, visitors can see beautiful stained glass window depicting Raphael's "Transfiguration" - the window was made of glass, a master from Munich Settlerdom. On Sundays, the Church held services in German and Italian, as the Evangelical Lutheran community of Trieste is composed of speakers of both languages.