This iconic former building of worship, with its facade characterized by a magnificent rose window, stands in a small square embellished by the fountain of Saturn, mythical “patron” of the city.
The ancient chapel of the Knights Templar (1130-1154) was granted by Frederick III of Aragon to the Augustinian fathers, who enlarged and shaped their building of worship according to the fourteenth-century style, such as the gabled facade, the polygonal apse and the magnificent rose window with intertwined arches, made by local workers with stone materials, in the center of which stands the Agnus Dei.
On the façade, there is an elegant portal in Gothic style in the upper part of which there is a Madonna with Child of the Gaginian school. World War II bombings deeply damaged the building whose interior, in ancient times, had a wooden roof covered with panels painted with grotesque and allegorical images, now kept at the Pepoli Museum and at the Abatellis Museum in Palermo.
Address: Saturno square – 91100 Trapani
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