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Chapel Thirteen - The Descent of the Holy Spirit

Where
Sacro Monte di Varese
Viale del Santuario, Via Prima Cappella, Varese

The Thirteenth Chapel of the Sacro Monte di Varese, dedicated to the Pentecost, is a notable architectural example. Built after 1624, it stands out for its central position along the Via Sacro. Its octagonal layout and large portico invite pilgrims to explore the scene of the Pentecost depicted inside the chapel itself. 

 

The terracotta statues by Francesco Silva, dated 1632, depict the descent of the Holy Spirit on apostles and the Virgin, surrounded by angels. The external architecture has stone flames at the corners, anticipating the subject of the Pentecost. 
The frescos are the work of the brothers, Girolamo and Giovan Battista Grandi from Varese, together with Federico Bianchi. Although some parts have been damaged by successive interventions, the chapel is still a place of great artistic and spiritual interest, with polychrome marble flooring added in 1922 according to designs by Lodovico Pogliaghi, who also directed the restoration work.
 

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Chapel Fourteen - The Assumption of Mary
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Chapel 12: the Ascension of Christ

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Chapel Eleven - The Resurrection

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Chapel Eleven - The Resurrection
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Chapel Ten - The Crucifixion

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Chapel Nine - Jesus Climbs the Calvary

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Chapel Eight - The Crowning with the Thorns

  • Art & Culture
 Chapel Eight - The Crowning with the Thorns
1 mt

Chapel Seven - The Scourging at the Pillar

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1 mt

Chapel Six - Jesus Praying in the Garden

  • Art & Culture
Chapel Six - Jesus Praying in the Garden
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Chapel Five – The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

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1 mt

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1 mt

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