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Church of Purgatory (or of San Lorenzo) - Agrigento

LOCATION: Piazza Purgatorio (or San Lorenzo)


DESCRIPTION: The Church of San Lorenzo (also called del Purgatorio, being also dedicated to the souls of Purgatory) was built in 1626 and is in Baroque style, the facade has two orders crowned by a tympanum. The interior is rich in stuccoes, the eight statues by G. Serpotta (1656 - 1732) are very beautiful, representing the virtues: Love, Simplicity, Charity, Prudence, Justice, Religion, Fortitude, Meekness. The stuccos on the vault represent the souls of Purgatory. The fake dome (1767) is decorated by Michele Narbone. The Presbytery, in the center, shows the Souls in Purgatory. The church also has an eighteenth-century baroque-style chapel, covered in pure gold, on which stands a seventeenth-century Christ. Inside there are also two confessionals from the 1600s, considered the oldest in Agrigento 

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

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Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero, Web 

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