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CATHEDRAL OF SANTA MARIA MADDALENA

Churches at Desenzano del Garda

ADDRESS
Via Roma, 5,
25015

The Cathedral of Desenzano, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, was built on the ruins of an ancient church between 1586 and 1611 by the architect Giulio Todeschini. The facade has baroque decorative elements, while the interior, a basilica with three naves, is one of the best examples of late Renaissance in the province of Brescia. Inside hang the works of Andrea Celesti, prominent representative of Venetian painting from the 17th century, including a large "Resurrection" and a series of paintings dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. In the chapel of SS. Sacramento, you can see "The Last Supper", a remarkable work of G.B. Tiepolo from 1738. In the nineteenth-century chapel devoted to Sant'Angela Merici, six paintings of Pietro Calcinardi are found on the life of the patrona desenzanese founder of the Orsolines. In 2011 the Cathedral has celebrated with an accurate restauration, also of the organ "Serassi" of 1837, 500 years from the consecration

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