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Santuario Madonna della Guardia reviews
While not necessarily an architectural attraction (although it is a very nice church built in the 30s), Sanctuario Madonna della Guardia is one of three churches you should visit in Tortona (the... more »
This cathedral is absolutely one of the top attractions of the city, the church itself is majestic built on the 20s' and after few years it has been expanded by the behest of Don Orione which nowaday.... more »
The construction of the shrine, wanted by St. Louis Orione, began in 1928 and ended in 1931 Previously in the same place stood, from the Tenth century, the church of the Blessed Virgin of Graces and after that it will ruin, from 1585, a tabernacle four-sided Later incorporated into a sanctuary in 1607. From 1954 to 1958 the tower was built 60 meters high at the top, in 1959, it is placed the gilded bronze statue of the Madonna with in the arms Child Jesus (14 meters high, 12 tons of weight, is the largest bronze statue in the world placed on top of a building) In The sanctuary is preserved the tomb of St. Orion whose body, visible, is preserved in a shrine with glass walls.
When I was born, my dad was finishing up the 2 Porta Ceri who are guarding Don Orione's corpse. Looking at Them now I understand all his mastery, considering that they were some sort of opera before. Having said that, the sanctuary will always be a place of remembrance for me.
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