Avvisatore Marittimo del Porto di Brindisi

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The Churches

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duomo The Cathedral The Cathedral Church, also known as St. John's the Baptist Church, was originally built between 1098 and 1132. It has been almost entirely rebuilt, following the original design, after the earthquake in 1743. Inside one can admire a polychrome mosaic from 1178 and a crown in wood from 1594. Here Ruggiero, son of Tancredi, was crowned King of Sicily in the year 1191, and in the year 1225 celebrations were held for the marriage of Isabella of Brienne, queen of Jerusalem,to the emperor Federico II.

s. benedettoChurch of St. Benedetto The church of S.Benedict, built in 1089, is a typical example of Romanesque art, with cross-shaped cupolas that is located not far from Porta Mesagne. Very important is its portal with architrave (XI century), that reproduces hunting scenes between men and dragons.

s.paolo St. Paul Hermit The Church of St. Paul is the most ancient and eloquent testimony of gotic architecture of XIV century, although its facade has been remade and the church has been shortened.

steresa St. Theresa The Church of St.Theresa, a example of baroque architecture, was completed in 1697 in the ancient Spanish quarter. The facade is adorned with capitals and pinnacles.

s.maria casale St. Mary of Casale Thechurch of St.Maria del Casale, near the airport, is a splendid example of Romanesque-gothic style of XIII century. It is a National monument since 1875, and has an elegant facade of red and white stone; its portal is surmounted with a hanging adorned structure.

 cristo dei domenicaniChrist of Domenicans In the area of Porta Lecce (close by the ancient wall of the town) there is the Church of Christ. The church was built by the Domenicans in 1232 and has an evocative facade made by alternating white and red stones.


sluciaSt. Lucy The Church of St. Lucy or of the Holy Trinity, has been built in XI century with a Romanesque style (facade). The upper church has three navas where there are interesting XIII and XIV century frescos,and paintings like the "Martyrdom of St. Lucy" the XVI century polyptich of the " Madonna del dolce canto" (Our Lady of "Sweet Singing").

   s maria degli angeli St. Mary of Angels The Church of St. Mary of Angels (XV century) was built by will of capuchin friar Julio Cesar Russo from Brindisi, who later become Saint Lawrence, on the area of his family property. The original facade was along Via S. Lorenzo, nowadays on the left side of the church.