Sant'Agostino, Genoa

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Church of Saint Augustine
(Chiesa di Sant'Agostino)
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Façade of the Basilica.
Basic information
Location Genoa, Italy
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 44°24′18″N 8°55′56″E / 44.405°N 8.93214°E / 44.405; 8.93214
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Genoa
Country Italy
Year consecrated 1260
Ecclesiastical or organizational status National monument
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Gothic

Sant'Agostino is a church in the historical center of Genoa, northern Italy. It is today deconsecrated, sometimes used for representations of the nearby Teatro della Tosse.

History[edit]

Begun by the Augustinians in 1260, it is one of the few Gothic buildings remaining in the city, after the numerous demolitions in the 19th century. It has a typical façade with bichrome stripes in white marble and blue stone, with a large rose window in the middle. Notable is the ogival portal with, in the lunette, a fresco depicting St Augustine by Giovanni Battista Merano. At the sides are two double mullioned windows.

The interior has a nave and two aisles divided by ogival arches supported by robust columns with cubic capitals. The church has also two cloister now included into a museum.

References[edit]

  • Pazzini Paglieri, Nadia; Rinangelo Paglieri (1990). Chiese in Liguria. Genoa: Sagep. ISBN 88-7058-361-9.