• Religious Tourism
    • Art & Culture

Santa Maria della Croce Sanctuary

Monument of art and spiritual center of the city, the Sanctuary is an excellent example of Lombard Renaissance architecture

Where
Viale Santa Maria della Croce, 25, Crema (CR)
Contacts
+39 0373 259597
Official site

At the end of a long, tree-lined avenue in the direction of Bergamo is the Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Croce, built to venerate Mary following the numerous miraculous events that occurred after the Virgin appeared to Caterina degli Uberti on 3 April 1490.

The first stone was laid on 6 August 1490, thanks to the donations of the faithful who made its construction possible.

The architect charged with the task was Giovanni Battagio, a pupil of Bramante, who conceived the brick building with a central plan, with three rows of superimposed galleries and chapels in the four cardinal points. In 1500 the construction was completed, but a Gothic-style gallery would be added by the new architect Giovanni Antonio Montanaro.

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The Duomo of Crema, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin, is among the oldest and most historic monuments of the city
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Duomo of Crema
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Santissima Trinità Church

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Crema’s Cathedral

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Terni de Gregory Palace

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Organ-Making Museum

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The Museum of Crema and Crema’s area

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Santa Maria della Croce Sanctuary
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Santa Maria in Bressanoro Church

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Trinity Church

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