Church of the Beata Vergine di Monserrato Alessandria

The Chiesa della Beata Vergine di Monserrato is a small church in Alessandria. It is the only building in the city that still refers to Spanish rule.

Church of the Beata Vergine di Monserrato Alessandria

Useful information

Address: Via Santa Maria di Castello, 21 – 15121 Alessandria.

History and description

Church of the Beata Vergine di Monserrato Alessandria
Beata Vergine di Monserrato Alessandria

The Beato Vergine di Monserrato is a small church and is the only building in Alessandria that still bears witness to the long Spanish rule over the city.

The church is in the square of the same name, next to a 19th-century building run by Salesian nuns as a nursery.

The Beata Vergine di Monserrato Church was probably also founded by a Spaniard. Matheo Otanez was governor of Alessandria between 1625 and 1627.

What to see

In a niche near the entrance is a fresco depicting the “Madonna di Monserrato”.

Near the tabernacle is a “Black Madonna”, probably by a 17th-century Spanish artist.

Church of the Beata Vergine di Monserrato Alessandria

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