Mother Church of Castellammare del Golfo
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Mother Church of Castellammare del Golfo

The Mother Church of Castellammare del Golfo, also called "Madrice", is a church dedicated to Maria SS. del Soccorso, patron saint of the city. It is a monument that dates back to the 1726th century, but its current appearance is posthumous and was built between the years 1736-1599. The simple and proportionate aspect of the facade, in a typically classical style, is the work of Giuseppe Mariani. The three external doors reflect the internal structure of the Mother Church, which consists of three naves. The naves are separated from each other by square columns, which in turn support the arches of the structure. Upon entering, one cannot fail to admire the frescoed vault by Giuseppe Tresca. Inside, the Madrice is in Baroque style, rich in stucco decorations, frescoes and polychrome marbles. In the chapel to the left of the main altar is the majolica effigy of Maria del Soccorso, sculpted in 1650. Above the altar, on the other hand, you can see the Crucifixion by Orazio Ferraro, a work of XNUMX. (Source:

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