Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena

Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, Genoa

Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena

Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena
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Neighbourhood: Sottoripa
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26 reviews
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Michal_Hanczakowski
Olomouc, Czech Republic13 contributions
Beautiful church
Aug. 2018 • Family
It is not the most visited place in the old town of Genua but it is calm and quiet. If you are looking for a short break this is perfect spot.
Written 30 September 2018
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Alex B
Providence, RI727 contributions
A welcome surprise
Feb. 2018 • Friends
Very pretty church kind of hidden along a side street a little ways away from the Via Garibaldi. The facade is nice, but it’s the interior that blew me away with its high-quality frescoes and architecture. Nice place to pause and appreciate the history and heritage of the city.
Written 17 July 2018
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Honisoiquimalypense
Derby, UK1,355 contributions
Worth the effort getting here.
Jul. 2017 • Couples
Although not in the most salubrious of locations, this church is worth the effort to get here. The church is is a 16/17th century reconstruction/ alteration of a previous church ( dated 11th century). It is decorated in the baroque style. It is highly decorated, especially the dome, there are lots of frescos and has a great marble altar.
Written 22 July 2017
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GridKidd
Vancouver13 contributions
A Religious Experience
May 2017 • Solo
I felt blessed to spend a few minutes alone in this beatiful and impressive church. I was aware of the noise of the neighbourhood outside but listened to the presence of silence as if it were a musical note that hung in the air which filled the space. Like all churches, my gaze was lured upward to behold what I only can describe as heavenly light. A combination of the frosted glass and the golden decorations. Yet for a moment, I was not aware of what was being illuminated by the light but of the light itself, clear, golden and heavenly. I hope you too are blessed with a moment of quiet reflection in this sacred space.
Written 3 June 2017
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RIchard035
Northwood, UK960 contributions
Very impressive
Aug. 2016 • Family
The Church of Maria Magdalene in Genoa is a bit off the beaten track but is very impressive because of the large amount of golden decorations. The story we were told by our tour guide is that the area was and still is where prostitutes ply their trade. In the past, their clients made reparations for their sins by contributing to the church, thereby resulting in its golden decorations.
Written 10 November 2016
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Mike K
Phoenix, AZ1,325 contributions
The Magdalene
Sep. 2016 • Couples
There is an inscription here advising the faithful to contribute to the church. Well the parishioners here contributed to create this beautiful church including the women who worked the streets of the neighborhood earning from the abundance of sailors in Genoa. Our tour guide swears by this version and it was easy to acknowledge given the presence of number of working girls in the neighborhood. I think the enigmatic Magdalene would be proud of their devotion.
Written 30 September 2016
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