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“Beautiful Baroque church”

Chiesa della Missione
Ranked #6 of 27 things to do in Mondovi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The church dominates Piazza Maggiore in the upper part of the city. It has beautiful pink and white walls and columns painted to look like marble. It is well worth the few minutes it takes to look inside.

The website identifies this as a Jesuit church dedicated to St. Francis Xavier, but it is called "The Mission" after it was entrusted to the Missionary Fathers of St. Vincent de Paul. It was built between 1665 and 1678 by architect Juvenal Boetto (1603-1678), but the imposing sandstone facade was added later.

The building is connected with the piazza in front through a high balcony which is accessed through two side stairs of different lengths.

The interior is a single nave with a semicircular apse.

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Reviewed 13 August 2015

The jewel in the crown here is the stunning Baroque church the Chiesa de la Missione that overlooks the Piazza Maggiore. There is a bigger Cathedral church off the other end of the piazza but this one is glorious. Built in the C17 it is stunningly decorated throughout internally by Andrea Pozzo. It is his first major work, before he went on to fame in Rome and elsewhere and includes an amazing trompe l'oeil dome and the only remaining example of a Baroque era mechanism that allows a painting of the patron saint to be raised up during services. The inside is clean, bright and well restored.

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