Ognissanti, Mantua

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Church of Ognissanti
Ognissanti a Mantova.jpg
Facade
Basic information
Location Mantua, Italy
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 45°9′26″N 10°46′58″E / 45.15722°N 10.78278°E / 45.15722; 10.78278
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Baroque
Groundbreaking 12th century
Completed 1752-1755

The Ognissanti is a Baroque style, Roman Catholic church located on Corso Vittorio Emanuele in Mantua, Lombardy, Italy.

History[edit]

It is reputed that Matilde of Canossa granted the Ognissanti church around 1080 to the Abbey of Polirone in San Benedetto Po. Others ascribe the donation to the Benedictines as a gift by Pope Adrian IV in 1159.

The present church and façade were completed by 1755, creating a new church with stood at right angles to the original structure. The belltower and the chapel of the dead retain some of the original Romanesque architecture. In 1797, the order was suppressed by the Napoleonic occupation and the church briefly deconsecrated.

Belltower and side-view

The interior contains the following artworks:

Bibliography[edit]

  • Arte fede storia. Le chiese di Mantova e provincia, Roberto Brunelli - Gianfranco Ferlisi - Irma Pagliari - Giuseppina Pastore, Edizioni Tre Lune, Mantova (2004)