Chiesa di N.S. della Consolazione e S.Vincenzo
Via Settembre 20
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This church was built between 1684 and 1706 for the Augustinian monks, and underwent further changes throughout the years up until the nineteenth century because of the construction of Via XX Settembre
. It is situated in that part of the city between the fourteenth century bastions (later enhanced in the sixteenth century) and the Fronti Basse del Bisagno (The seventeenth century walls corresponding to Piazza della Vittoria
). It has three large naves adorned with nineteenth century frescoes and a fourteenth century Crucifix over the altar by S.M. di Castello. It is said that until recently this crucifix was not hung as it was deemed to be offensive because of the transparency of Christ's loincloth. Next to the church is the Oriental Market, which has been located in the church's only cloister since 1899. It is a favourite of the Genoese messaie(but not only!). The Nickelodeon cinema is also situated within the convent on via della Consolazione.