SANTA MARIA ASSUNTA BASILICA – CLUSONE

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The Basilica dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta and San Giovanni Battista is the main place of worship in Clusone and was built between 1688 and 1698 on a design by Giovan Battista Quadrio, the architect of the factory of the Duomo of Milan.

It was solemnly consecrated in 1711 and in 1961 was awarded the title of Minor basilica by Pope John XXIII.

When you enter the Basilica, you find a treasure chest of rare beauty and a harmonious composition of different styles, in which each decorative element fits perfectly into the whole of the Baroque style: marble altars, gilded stuccos, sumptuous sacred vestments and canvases by the most important Lombard-Venetian artists. The statues on the sides of the altarpieces, the majestic main Altar and the Fantonian wooden group of the Crucifix are of renowned beauty.

The church’s façade is slightly salient and has no particular decorations: at the top, in the middle there is a rectangular window.

There is also a museum that can be visited on Sundays, public holidays and the days preceding these days, with free admission.

 


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The Basilica dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta and San Giovanni Battista is the main place of worship in Clusone and was built between 1688 and 1698 on a design by Giovan Battista Quadrio, the architect of the factory of the Duomo of Milan.

It was solemnly consecrated in 1711 and in 1961 was awarded the title of Minor basilica by Pope John XXIII.

When you enter the Basilica, you find a treasure chest of rare beauty and a harmonious composition of different styles, in which each decorative element fits perfectly into the whole of the Baroque style: marble altars, gilded stuccos, sumptuous sacred vestments and canvases by the most important Lombard-Venetian artists. The statues on the sides of the altarpieces, the majestic main Altar and the Fantonian wooden group of the Crucifix are of renowned beauty.

The church’s façade is slightly salient and has no particular decorations: at the top, in the middle there is a rectangular window.

There is also a museum that can be visited on Sundays, public holidays and the days preceding these days, with free admission.