Chiesa Arcidiaconale di Santa Maria Nascente

Category

Buildings of worship

Period

1800s

Area

Belluno

Presentation

This majestic building is located in the historic centre of Agordo in the Province of Belluno. It was built upon a preexisting Romanesque church, and its present appearance is due to a restoration completed in 1852 by the architect Giuseppe Segusini and strongly wanted by the noble, art-loving De’Manzoni family. Among its peculiar external features, there are the twin bell towers and the rear dome. Both elements are very rare in mountain churches. The interior boasts works made by some artists who were highly acclaimed in Venice and Rome too, for instance Andrea Brustolon, whom writer Honoré De Balzac called “the Michelangelo of the wood”. There are two altars dedicated to Saint Lucy and Saint Barbara, the protectress of miners, bomb squads, and firemen. The latter is a well-made copy of the one located in the church of Saint Mary Formosa in Venice. Among the sculptures, the statue of Albino Luciani, a former chaplain who later became… Pope John Paul the First.

Services on location

✅ Water
✅ Electric current
✅ Services
❌ Elevator
✅ Parking
❌ Possibilità di pernottamento

Contact

ufficioturistico@agordo.net