The Chiesa di Sant’Agostino is a blend of architectural styles, typical to some of the old churches in the city. The front is a fine example of Norman Romanesque architecture—notice the intricate details on the lava-mosaic portal and rose window. The interior, completely renovated in the Baroque period, shows some interesting stucco frescoes (completed in 1711-1729) from the last followers of the Serpotta School. The adjacent medieval cloister was originally built in the Catalan Gothic style, with its most prominent features being the courtyard fountain and garden of jasmines and roses. Follow the wall of stairs leading from the church’s side entrance into the ancient Roman tomb. Afterwards, if you need refreshments, check out Mercato di Capo, a busy street market next door to the church.
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