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The ancient monastic complex was built, for the first time, by the Dominicans in the sixteenth century. Collapsed in the earthquake of November 5, 1659, it was again erected in the seventeenth century with the help of the king Filippo IV of Spain devotee of the Holy Picture of Soriano. Construction was entrusted to the Carthusian Bonaventura Presti, who designed a huge monastery complex on the model Escorial in Madrid. The monastery included five cloisters and occupied an area of 20,000 square meters with a church, basilica type, of 1,173 square meters. This had a very large dome that rose from the ground for about 100 meters. The nave ended with a semicircular apse which committed 201 square meters with eight side chapels. From which one could reach to the convent. Baroque decorations were fantastic and marble sculptures that today can be seen in part at Mumar. The second monastery was a great work among the biggest in Europe that took a long time for its completion. The imposing structure pitcher soon became one of the major religious and cultural centers of the south thanks to the cult of the Holy Image of San Domenico, which distributed miracles and thanks to those who came to pray before him. The earthquake of 1783 destroyed much of the structure marking the decline of one of the most important centers of Southern Italy.
POR CALABRIA FESR 2007/2013 L.I. 188.8.131.52
Avviso Pubblico Valorizzazione BBCC-II Edizione
ASSE V - RISORSE NATURALI, CULTURALI E TURISMO SOSTENIBILE
Obiettivo Specifico 5.2 - Valorizzare i beni e le attività culturali quale vantaggio comparato dalla regione Calabria per aumentare l'attrattività territoriale, per rafforzare la coesione sociale e migliorare la qualità della vita dei residenti.