The Church of Saint-Jacques is one of the oldest churches in Barletta. At the time it was built, it was located outside of the city walls (Via delle Canne). Over the centuries the building underwent several renovation works. The first archeological evidence of Christian worship concerns the recovery of a lowrelief portraying the Annunciation (1158), which shows records of Lombard art. Other theories trace it back to the ruins of an ancient pagan temple, dedicated to the divinities Isis, Osiris and Horus, following the finding in 1910 of some medals depicting them. The north-side presents an obelisk with a clock (1843), recalling the Egyptian style. The structure is east-west oriented, parallel to Corso Vittorio Emanuele. The altar, with its east orientation, was originally accessible from the opposite side. Internally, the church has a unique nave with a transept, a central chancel and three side-chapels with pointed-arches. Built in the early 20th cent, on the longitudinal axis, the Sacred Heart Church.
- Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 147 - 76121 Barletta BT
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