Buried by the houses

The church was born in a very dense urban fabric, without open spaces of any kind, except perhaps the cloister of the small convent connected to the church, which was aligned with the transept body and which was lost during the French bombing of 1684. In XVIII century, the bombed buildings were reconstructed and became public housing. This houeses had 3 or 4 floors more than the old medieval ones, which had very high and deep foundations on the lower floors, and noble residences in 1 or 2 upper floors.

In the photo (Google Earth) you can perceive the absence of any space around the church, the cracks in the alleys that pass under the houses, and the looming of the buildings around. The church, which is lower, represent the only free space for them.

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