Church of st. catherine zurrieq
History of Church of st. catherine zurrieq at Malta
It was built from 1634, then modified several times. The two campaniles were added in 1861. It is a beautiful baroque church but it is best known for containing many paintings by Mattia Preti who, it is said, had taken refuge in this city in 1676, An epidemic of plague; but he possessed a summer residence there, which may be the explanation of the great number of his works which the church contains. "Saint Andrew", "Transfer of the Body of St. Catherine to Mount Sinai", "St. Roch and St. Nicholas of Tolentino", "Martyrdom of St. Catherine", "God the Father", "St. Catherine and the Saints "," The Visitation "," Martyrdom of Saint Stephen "and" Martyrdom of Saint Andrew ".
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