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Religious building

Santuario della Madonna di Barbana

santuario barbana, Grado, (Gorizia)

Sanctuary of the Madonna of Barbana dates back to 582, when a violent storm threatened the city of Grado and had a church erected where the image of Madonna had been carried by the waters. Current Sanctuary, which stands on Barbana Island, located at the eastern end of the lagoon, was built in Neo-Romanic style and preserves numerous vestiges of the buildings succeeded over the centuries, including two columns that probably date back to original church. Every year the island is visited by a pilgrimage from Grado, it is permanently inhabited by a community of Franciscan friars.

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