If you are fond of churches, know that Salerno is a really great city to visit. We can safely say that on the ground Salerno we can find more than fifty churches and each has its own history and characteristic.
We of tourism Campania have decided to divide the churches for historical epochs, so as to give you the opportunity to choose according to the artistic current or the saint to whom you are devout.
Below, you will be able to learn about all the churches and cathedrals in Salerno, divided by year or time.
The churches present in Salerno of the year thousand or previous
The churches or cathedrals that were built during the year 1000 or earlier to the latter are the following:
- Cathedral of Salerno;
- Church of Sant'Agostino;
- Church of Sant'Andrea de Lavina;
- Church of St. Benedict;
- Church of San Gregorio;
- Church of San Michele Arcangelo;
- Church of Santa Maria de Lama;
- Church of Santa Maria de Alimundo;
- Church of San Pietro a Corte;
- Church convent San Massimo;
- Church of Santa Lucia de Judaica;
- Church of San Bartolomeo;
- Church of Santa Maria de Dominibus;
- Church of San Nicola del Pumpolo;
- Church of San Felice in Fantonalgo;
- Church of Sant'Eustachio;
- Church of San Rocco;
- Church of St. John;
- Church of Santa Trofimena;
- Church of San Matteo Piczulo, Santo Stefano.
The beautiful churches of the medieval Age
For the medieval era, however, we have many churches, some of historical charm really important. We recommend you to visit the Church of the Holy Crucifix, the Church of Sant'Anna at the port and the church of Santa Margherita.
Of course, it was not only these three to be built during the Middle Ages. There are five other churches: of San Salvatore, Santa Maria del Campo, Santa Maria del Carmine, Santa Maria a Mare and San Domenico.
During the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, eight churches were built:
- Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie;
- Church of San Pietro in Vinculis;
- Church of San Filippo Neri;
- Church of the Mount of the dead;
- Church of the Santissima Annunziata;
- Church of the Most Holy sorrows;
- Church of Sant'Apollonia;
- Church of St. George.
You can also visit churches belonging to ' 600, ' 700, ' 800
Each one has some really fascinating features; We can find the Arab, romantic and baroque influence.
With regard to the eighteenth century, the nineteenth century and the twentieth century, we can cite only four churches:
- Church of the Annunziatella;
- Church of Santa Maria dei Greci;
- Church of the Sacred Heart;
- Church of the Immaculate of Salerno.
The modern era does not save itself: More than 13 churches have been counted in the last decades
Of course, even in modern times, churches have arisen along the city.
Salerno is a city rich in history, culture and art. It is impossible to visit all the churches of the city, however having a reference list is certainly a way to know them better and decide which ones to see.
Being a secular city, you can admire all the historical epochs from the year A.D. We advise you to choose two or three according to the epochs, to understand how the architecture has evolved over time, until you reach the modern churches.
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