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San Magno Sanctuary

San Magno Sanctuary
Saint Magnus of Cuneo (Italian: San Magno) is venerated as a member of the legendary Theban Legion. The centre of his cult is situated at the mountain sanctuary known as the Santuario di San Magno, in the Valle Grana, Castelmagno, in the province of Cuneo.
Local tradition makes him a soldier of the Theban Legion, which had been commanded by Saint Maurice. The Legion, according to tradition, was largely massacred in 286 AD, but Magnus fled to the mountains of Piedmont, preaching the Christian religion in the Alps.[1] He was eventually martyred and buried in the spot now occupied by the Santuario di San Magno. The church, however, may have occupied a spot once dedicated to the Roman god Mars. The current church was built between 1704 and 1716, in Piedmontese Baroque style, though its interior still preserves frescoes of the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Konstantin A Smirnov, Aedan, Rhisiart Hincks, Izydor Mielnik and 20 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
What a beautiful building and what a spectacular location!
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks for the visit and nice to see you around again.
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a great day.
3 years ago.
Eve
Eve
Une magnifique prise ...beau N&B
Merci pour les commentaires
3 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Magnificent shot!! Beautiful architecture & setting.
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Trust you are well and thanks for the invitation.
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Stunning capture.
3 years ago.
Valerio Lanci
Valerio Lanci
ciao Nora grazie !!!!
3 years ago.
Valerio Lanci
Valerio Lanci
la foto è bella , ottima la scelta del b&n !!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Very nice capture and a historical information !
3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Wonderful B&W image and interesting information!
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
A beautiful building in a fantastic setting, Nora. Superb shot.
3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Impressive architecture in such a marvelous setting!
3 years ago.
Gerardo
Gerardo
Bel posto, ispira tranquillità e pace...
3 years ago.
Melinda
Melinda
Beautiful work, Nora!
Thanks for your visit!
3 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Great image!
3 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Impressive place
3 years ago.
El Tanque74
El Tanque74
bella foto, ciao e buon week end
3 years ago.
Aedan
Aedan
Splendide!!
3 years ago.
Aedan
Aedan
Splendide!
3 years ago.