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Tempio Monumentale, Modena: 4 reviews and 10 photos
Tempio Monumentale rises, grand and imposing, on Piazza Natale Bruni. Near to the train station, if you walk into the Modena?s centro storico, this church will be one of the first sights you see.
The church is the result of Modena?s wish to erect a permanent memorial to its fallen from the First World War. The church, designed by Domenico Modena Barbanti, with the collaboration of Achille Casanova, is dedicated to St. Joseph.
The foundation stone was laid on 8.December.1923, with Vittorio Emanuele III, king of Italy, and Archbishop Natale Bruni, founder and principal benefactor of the temple, present. The Archbishop?s funeral chapel, with a medallion sculpted by Giuseppe Graziosi, is inside on the right of the entrance.
In the crypt, on the pillars and the walls are carved the names of 7,300 fallen Modenese in the Great War.
Hours: Weekday and weekend hours: 6:30 to 12:00 and 15:30 to 19:00; Mass schedule: weekdays 07.30, 18.30; festive 8.30, 11.00 and 18.30 in July and August is not celebrated the festive Mass of the 18:30 and August only the weekday hours of 18:30.
Address: Piazza Natale Bruni
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