Mother Church of San Ludovico in Mussomeli

Mother Church of San Ludovico in Mussomeli

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 Piazzale Madrice - Mussomeli (CL)

The Mother Church of Mussomeli, dedicated to San Ludovico, dominates the spectacular panorama of the historic center of Mussomeli.
It was built in the second half of the 14th century by Manfredi III and initially dedicated to San Giorgio, protector of the Chiaramonte family. In the 15th century, with the rise of the Castellars, it was dedicated to San Ludovico da Tolosa, a saint much venerated in Valenza, the city of origin of the dominant family.
The original building, with a single nave, was extensively modified over the course of the Thus, between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, the two side naves, the limestone facade and the bell gable were built.
Inside the church there are valuable works: the canvas of San Ludovico by XV century, the canvas of San Pietro Martire of the XVI century and the eighteenth-century wooden statue of the Madonna del Soccorso, located in the apse, above the main altar.

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