Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro, Brindisi

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  • Construction of an 11th century Norman, rebuilt on a primitive Paleochristian Temple, stylistically the form back to the models of medieval churches of circular or octagonal round Anastasis, inspired the circular building built around the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The order of the canons of the Holy Sepulchre, in 1489 Pope Innocent VIII declared extinct order and decreed the passage to the order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem and Rhodes. After a long decay, restored in the mid 19th century, you can now admire the remarkable main portal with columns supported by lions, the capitals with fanciful shapes, ornate jambs of reliefs with scenes of struggle between animals and scenes from the old Testament. Within a space of eight columns of marble and granite, walls frescoes attributed to the 13th-14th century.
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  • The surprise was for good, Brindisi was a stop of the cruise we took, and the architecture of the place is really very beautiful, easy to navigate and with charming spots.
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  • The tempietto di San Giovanni al Sepolcro is a Romanesque church located in the heart of Brindisi, closed for worship, but open to the public with guided tours. The building is a building of Norman age. Architecturally, the shape of the Church back to medieval models popular in Italy. Some scholars have suggested that the Church may have been built by the Templars. Has circular, the perimeter walls are formed by large blocks of carparo. Remarkable main portal lintel on two columns supported by lions, with capitals in fantastic figures. The portal's jambs are richly decorated with reliefs, there are fight scenes between real and mythological animals and the depiction of a warrior long and oval shield Norman recognizable. Of remarkable interest is also the figure posted at the top of the left jamb. Question probably of a ruler (with the head crowned) typical of representations of the Byzantine emperors, still present in the mosaics of the time. Inside, in the shape of a horseshoe, a space of eight columns of marble and granite from various capitals (some antique backgrounds), supporting the roof, rebuilt in the restoration in place of the central dome collapsed; around the ambulatory, interrupted in the bottom of a wall that are supported by the last two columns. It suffered considerable damage and a long decay until restoration of the mid-1800s that led him to serve as a temporary seat of the Civic Museum from 1850 until 1955. Numerous excavations within it have unearthed ancient evidences even from Roman times, without shedding light on its origin. On the walls are frescoes (deposition of Christ, the Madonna and child with St. George and other Saints) attributable to the 13th and 14th centuries.
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  • I was completely surprised to find this beautiful place!!! It's definitely worth a detour.
  • Very nice church even if most of the frescoes are in bad condition
  • My favourite place in Brindisi.!
  • Should be a reference for tourists and locals who appreciate only forecourt. Yet another example of the inability to adequately exploit the historic heritage which we possess. What shores a guide that tells and explains?
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  • Beautiful place with incredible energy. Magnificent decorations and presents round plan i. engravings show the importance for the Crusaders and pilgrims departed from Brindisi
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