Chiesa del Purgatorio

Feb 17, 2019 414

The Chiesa del Purgatorio (Church of Purgatory) was built between 1725 and 1747. It, like other “purgatory churches,” was constructed as a place for people to pray for the souls trapped in limbo between heaven and hell.

The upper part of the facade shows angels, fruit baskets, and penitents wrapped in flames. On the lower part, the wooden door is divided into 36 squares. It’s decorated with four skulls of nobles and clergymen and just under these, four skulls representing common people, with four more on the side of the entrance.

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