The town of Bivona

Tourism in Bivona

The Mother Church

Inland, in a mountainous spot 65 km from Agrigento, there is Bivona.

Of the XVII sec it is the wonderful Church Mother, situated to south of the constructed country to work of the Jesuits who constructed their according to college center to you of appreciated rhetorical and grammar schools.

Became Church Mother in 1781, substitution of the old Matrice Chiaramontana.

Photo © Municipality of Bivona 

The inside of Mother Church

The system of the church to navata only with lateral nails head is typically baroque, while characteristic of the Rococò it is the inner decoration, with putties in gold zecchino on deep white man that renders the space, crossed from the rich and refined light.

To its inside various works of art can be admired, between which the sacred image ligneous of the Crocifisso Nero of century XVI, object of ardent cult in miraculous the last centuries why thought, the cinquecentesca marmorea statue of gaginiana school representing the Madonna with the Child, sculpture that gives the name to the church (Mater Salvatoris), and the ancient christening font of century XIV.

Photo © Municipality of Bivona 

Representing painting the presentation of Jesus Child from part of Maria Vergine to Sant' Anna

The Church of the Carmelo

he church, dedicated to the Annunziata and annexed to Convento dei Carmelitani, was constructed in the second half, of century XIV, while it goes back to the end of the successive century the pregevole portale in carved sandstone with a gotica decoration, even if the formulation of the arc to full center is characteristic already; renaissance.

In this church the three splendid pictures of Giuseppe Salerno can be admired, best known like Lo Zoppo di Gangi, the presentation of Jesus Child from part of Maria Vergine to Madre S. Anna and I fresco it representing the visit made from S. Peter to S. Agata while this was in prison currently conserved near the Church Mother.

Finally, the third party, than finds in the sacrestia of the Church of the Carmelo, has a particular onlooker that it renders it interesting.

It represents the miracle of S. Elia; the peculiarity consists in the way in which the artist, Lo Zoppo di Gangi, has intentional to sign the picture, not with one true and own company, but representing between the personages if same with the glasses and the stick.

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