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Discover The Chapel of San Quilico de Cambia France

This little chapel lies at the heart of a serene and tranquil landscape, pinned on the south-west side of the Mount San Petrone. The origins of this building, the architectural features of which are characteristics of the Roman-Pisan art of the 12th Century, remain a secret. Its ideal location, just five minutes from the hamlet, however, hints that it might have been a manorial chapel.
Apart from its beauty, the other attraction of this ochre schist flagstone chapel is its decoration, which features many impressively fresh and expressive sculptures and frescoes. This gives it a great air of naivety and originality, with the Temptation of Eve on the tympanum above the west door, and a man slaying a snake or a dragon.
Depicted in the chancel are the four evangelists, accompanied by four angels, all surrounding Christ on the cross and the Eternal Father, watched over by the Sun, the Moon and a dove, which really is a sight for sore eyes.

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    The Chapel of San Quilico de Cambia
    © iStockphoto.com / Joningall
  • , The Chapel of San Quilico de Cambia, Monuments, Corsica
    The Chapel of San Quilico de Cambia
    © iStockphoto.com / Joningall
  • , The Chapel of San Quilico de Cambia, Monuments, Corsica
    The Chapel of San Quilico de Cambia
    © iStockphoto.com / Joningall
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