Roman Catholic Church


Built in 1896, after the demolition of the Franciscan convent, St Joseph's thoroughly modern appearance owes to a fire and complete restoration carried out in the 1980s. There's a fine organ inside, dating to 1908. Find it at the northern end of the citadel, near the enclosure wall.

It's not always possible to explore beyond the grate at the entrance.

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