San Giorgio Church

San Giorgio Church

Designed by architect and court designer Gaspare Vigarani in the mid-1600s, the Church of San Giorgio houses a number of Baroque paintings. Its high altar, dating back to 1666 and attributed to Antonio Loraghi, was embellished with an image of the Virgin, added some 30 years later. Vigarani also taught his sons the art of architecture and design – Modena-born Carlo later worked in the court of Louis XIV at Versailles.

The facade, designed by Antonio Loraghi, was built in 1685. The cycle of marble statues are the work of Giovanni, Andrea and Tommaso Lazzoni.

The inside follows the plan of a Greek cross with a central cupola supported by 8 groups of Corinthian columns with a rich trabeation topped by 4 arches.

The main altar, dating from 1666, is polychrome marble work by Antonio Loraghi. The image of the Madonna on the altar dates from the XVII century and is called the Ausiliatrice del popolo modenese; the name that was also given to the church at the beginning of the 1900's.

For disabled people: entrance with three 16 cm steps plus one 10 step up to the entrance threshold.

Opening hours

The church opens from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm and from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm. Holy Masses on: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6.30 pm. The Rosary is every day at 6.00 pm. Visits are not allowed during celebrations

Tickets and admission

Free entrance.