Church of Saint John the Baptist
The construction started in 1589 in front of the former sanctuary that rose up next to the Saint Domenic monastery and of which today not a trace remains. The church was consecrated in 1660. It has three naves and a long transept with a wooden sloping roof. The original Baroque forms were removed and modified during the nineteenth century restoration. The church had a bell tower that in 1777 was demolished due to its terrible condition and was later rebuilt alongside the main façade. During the 1968 earthquake the structure suffered damages that led to its closure. It was reopened following restoration work that lasted a number of years. Inside you can admire frescoes that depict episodes of the life of Saint John the Baptist carried out by the painter Gennaro Pardo from Castelvetrano (1900-1901), after a fire had destroyed the original paintings by Francesco Cultrona in 1898.
Open every day
Visit Duration60 min. cc.
Piazza Regina Margherita, 1 - Castelvetrano (TP)
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