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Churches Chiesa Purgatorio

Immagine di Chiesa Purgatorio

Dating back to the 18th century, its sacristy is the former chapel of Saint Martin. It was once the burial place for the children and the poor of polignano; a trapdoor in the sacristy floor is the entrance to the ancient underground cemetery.

The concave/convex façade with a portal is divided in two orders. On the portal architrave there are skulls, bones and a hour-glass in bas-relief, the characteristic elements of the churches used as  burial places.



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