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Church of Santa Brigida, Naples

Church of Santa Brigida - Naples, Italy
Church of Santa Brigida
72 Via Santa Brigida, Naples , Italy 80132Map
+39 081 552 3793
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Overview

This church was built around the oratory, which predates it. In 1637, it became the property of the religious order Lucchesi della Madre di Dio and it takes its present form thanks to the magnaminity of the duchess of Gravina who was a devotee of the Swedish Saint. The fa├žade is relatively basic in style comprising of two sections with an entrance in the middle, with pilaster strips and string course mouldings. In the tympanum, there is a bust of Santa Brigida. The original project was planned by Natale Longo and Francesco Antonio Picchiatti later added the side chapels. Of particular interest is the low dome, which Luca Giordano adorned with frescoes of Paradise and the Last Judgement.

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