Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Bastia - France
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N 42° 41.804 E 009° 27.038
32T E 536911 N 4727236
Quick Description: L'église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, la plus vaste de Corse, a été construite entre 1636 et 1666. Les campaniles de la façade furent ajoutés tardivement au XIXe siècle.
Location: Corse, France
Date Posted: 6/10/2021 12:42:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM14CEF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

The church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, the largest in Corsica, was built between 1636 and 1666. The campaniles of the facade were added late in the 19th century.


EGLISE PAROISSIALE SAINT JEAN-BAPTISTE

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Saint Jean-Baptiste (classée Monument Historique en 2000) est la plus grande église de Corse.
L'édifice a été construit de 1636 à 1666 sur l'emplacement d'une ancienne chapelle. En 1864, l'architecte bastiais Paul-Augustin Viale termina la façade de l'église qui était restée inachevée. Au cours de cette campagne de travaux furent construits le fronton triangutaire et le clocher de droite. Le clocher de gauche avait été érigé en 1810 par le maître maçon suisse Tomaso Quadri.
L'intérieur de l'église est richement décoré. On y remarque le maître-autel de marbre, commandé en 1693 à Gênes au sculpteur d'origine marseillaise Honoré Pellé. A gauche du maître-autel, on conserve le trône épiscopal de Monseigneur Matteo Guasco, natif de Bastia et dernier évêque de Sagone (en résidence à Calvi jusqu'à la Révolution).

La chaire à prêcher est la plus précièuse de Corse. Elle est en marbre blanc incttisté de diapre de Sicile, de jaune de Sienne et de vert de Polcevera. Commandée à. Gênes en 1779, elle fut réalisée par les scMpteurs Gaetano et Gian Andrea Torre (père et fils). Expédiée démontée et en caisse, elle fut mise en place en 1781.

La tribune des grandes orgues est exceptionnelle. Construite en 1742 par le maître menuisier bastiais Giovan Battista Terrigo, ses galbes audacieux et ses dimensions imposantes évoquent la poupe d'un galion de l'époque baroque.
Les autels latéraux sont ornés de tableaux baroques, principalement de l'école génoise (Domenico Piola, Giovanni Raffaele Badaracco, Lorenzo De Ferrari).


THE PARISH CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

Saint John the Baptist (classified as a historic monument in 2000) is the biggest church in Corsica. The present structure was built from 1636 to 1666 on the location of a chapel. In 1864, the architect Paul-Augustin Viale, a native of Bastia, completed the façade of the church. During that period, the triangular fronton and the bell-tower on the right were built. The bell-tower on the left had been built as early as 1810 by the Swiss master-mason Tomaso Quadri.
The inner decoration is rich. What is to be noticed is the marble main altar, ordered in Genoa in 1693 to the sculptor whose origins were from Marseilles Honoré Pellé. To the left of the main altar, stands the Episcopal throne of Monsignor Matteo Guasco, a native of Bastia, and the last bishop of Sagone (who had resided in Calvi until the Revolution).
The pulpit is the most precious to be found in Corsica. It is made of white marble with inlaid mottled stones from Sicily, Sienna yellow, and Polcevera green. Ordered to Genoa in 1779, carved by the sculptors Gaetano and Gina Andrea Torre (father and son). It was sent disassembled and in a box, then installed in 1781.
The organ loft is exceptional. Built in 1742 by the master carpenter Giovan Battista Terrigo - a native of Bastia- its surprising shapes, bold curves and impressive size call to mind the stem of a galleon of the baroque era.
The lateral altars are decorated with pictures from various - especially Genoese schools, (Domenicow Piola, Giovanni Raffaele Badaracco, Lorenzo De Ferrari).

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1636

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Catholic

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Street address of Church:
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste
Bastia, France
20000


Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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