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GetCOO | Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem

Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem

The church of St. Mary of Bethlehem is one of the three ancient collegiate (from 1645) of Modica, dating back to the fourteenth century. The facade in his first order was designed in 1571 by architect Corrado Rubino di Noto, while the rest has been rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693 and completed in 1821 in the neoclassical style. The bell tower was built in 1897. Inside the invaluable Chapel Cabrera (1474-1520, National Monument), in late Gothic style. The arched entrance to the Chapel consists of a bundle of columns per side richly arabesque, with countless ornaments, bizarre plant and animal motifs, figures of men grotesque or fantastic; columns end with finely carved capitals. The monu