Church of Saint Joseph
The Church of Saint Joseph was built between 1616 and 1646, after which work was started on the building of the adjacent convent of the Barefoot Carmelites, dedicated to Saint Teresa of Avila thanks to her particular devotion to the Saint. In 1655 the Society of Carpenters and Coopers, that initially managed the church, delegated the care of both the worship and the administration to the benefice of the church itself, with the task of overseeing the painting and stucco work, in particular the large chapel. Later the management was passed on to the friars of the Santa Teresa Convent. Today, following the 1968 earthquake, it is only possible to admire the apse with the main altar, a part of the wall structure and the bell tower. Even though the building was barely damaged during the earthquake, both the convent and the church were demolished.
Open every day
Visit Duration60 min. cc.
Piazza Diodoro Siculo - Castelvetrano (TP)
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