Santa Maria in Portico, Naples

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Church of Santa Maria in Portico
Chiesa di Santa Maria in Portico
Facciata Portico.jpg
The façade of Santa Maria in Portico.
Coordinates: 40°50′06″N 14°13′52″E / 40.835024°N 14.231212°E / 40.835024; 14.231212
Location Via Santa Teresa degli Scalzi
Province of Naples, Campania
Country Italy
Denomination Roman Catholic
Status Active
Architectural type Church
Style Baroque architecture
Groundbreaking 1632
Diocese Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Naples
Interior with altar
for the Santa Maria in Portico in Rome, see Santa Maria in Campitelli

Chiesa di Santa Maria in Portico is a late-baroque church in the city center of Naples placed at the end of its homonymous street, just off the seaside promenade of the Riviera di Chiaia.

While the original architect was Nicola Longo in 1632; the facade was completed by Arcangelo Guglielmelli in a pell-mell concoction of Mannerist and Baroque styles, utilizing columns and pilasters of varying sizes, volutes, and even obelisks with typical Neapolitan appeal to color differences.

Among the wealth of interior artwork are frescoes by Giovanni Battista Benaschi and interior architectural sculpture by Domenico Antonio Vaccaro. In addition, there is an Annunciation by Fabrizio Santafede and an Assumption by Paolo de Matteis.


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