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The Sanctuary of Infant Jesus of Prague is one of the most beautiful shrines in Liguria: a precious artistic site, as well as religious and spiritual one.
You can reach the Sanctuary by climbing a wide staircase dominated by the column with the statue of the Infant Jesus. The colours of the marbles ranging from creamy white to Maremma red, the stained-glass windows, the precious frescoes and the majolica sculptures by Angelo Biancini, covering the internal walls, create a unique setting of great artistic value. The toast of the Sanctuary is the Permanent Artistic Crib, the most famous ceramic crib in Liguria, masterfully made during 1969-1970, by the master ceramist Eliseo Salino, from Albissola.
The Sanctuary has a beautiful botanical garden, and a very rich garden centre with African and South American species.
The devotion originated in 1628, when Princess Polissena Lobkowitz of Prague offered, as a gift, a wax statue, dressed in Spanish style, to the Discalced Carmelites of the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Arenzano, In 1904, the Sanctuary was built in Arenzano, attracting, even today thousands pilgrims from all over the world.