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Basilica of Saint Michael Archangel

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"The construction of the basilica began in 1619 under the direction of Laurent Lavagna, a Genoese architect. The church was completed in 1653 and was consecrated in 1675. The bell tower was not added until 1701, and the facade was not completed until 1819. The basilica is built in the Baroque style and is characterized by its ornate facade, its rich interior decoration, and its impressive bell tower. The facade of the basilica is divided into three sections. The lower section is decorated with pilasters and niches. The middle section features a large rose window and a statue of Saint Michael the Archangel. The upper section is crowned with a pediment. The interior of the basilica is richly decorated with frescoes, statues, and paintings. The main altar is a masterpiece of Baroque sculpture. The nave is lined with chapels, each of which is dedicated to a different saint. The bell tower of the basilica is 53 meters tall and is one of the tallest structures in Menton. It can be seen from all over the city."
"The façade of Basilique Saint-Michel Archange de Menton is view you do not want to miss! As you walk along Rue Saint-Michel, you are bound to stop at this church. Climb up the iconic stairs to visit the church."
"There has been a church here since 1653, but this one was built in the XIX century in an “older” style (XVII century baroque). The square in front of the church offers one of Menton's best views. "

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