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  Basilica di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia
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      Basilica di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia
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  • - Santa Margherita Ligure
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Basilica di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia is also called Oratorio di Nostra Signora della Rosa, and is derivated by the legend according to which beautiful stone rose was brought by the seamen who donated it to the church. This huge sacral construction dominates over Piazza Caprera and the whole centre of the place. Santa Margherita d'Antiochia is patron saint of the city and the festivity is celebrating on July 20th.
The Baroque styled basilica was built in 1658 on a site of an oldest church from the 13th century. It has Latin cross plan divided in three naves by the columns and cupola on its top. The interiors preserving valuable paintings and marble sculptures.

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  • Updated May 20, 2012
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