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Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro, Brindisi

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4.8/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
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  • In the narrow streets of the old town of Brindisi opens the Piazzetta di San Giovanni al Sepolcro with the homonymous Temple. A real treat. The temple is well preserved and has been the subject of an excellent restoration work. It's an interesting place. Maybe should be better advertised and valued. Unfortunately I cannot share your positive reviews on the keeper, which I thought was rude and sgorbutico.
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  • A lovely little church, the most beautiful place of interest. . Look at the frame of the door, there are so many bizarre and curious figures and maybe ask for things that interest you to the Lord at the entrance, is very helpful and knowledgeable!
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  • Il tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro (or Church of the Holy Sepulchre) is a circular shaped building built at the end of the 11th century, at the behest of the Norman Bohemond. In the 12th-13th century documents do not lack references to canonical order of the Holy Sepulchre, the complex of our Lord Jesus Christ: in 1122, Arnono prior of the Holy Sepulchre of Brindisi is one of the judges called upon to settle the dispute between the Benedictine nuns of Santa Maria Veterana and Archbishop Bailardo. The canons regular of the Holy Sepulchre maintained possession of the structure, probably, until the Suppression of 1489 and consequent transfer of property to the order of Malta which had concrete realization, in Italy, only about 1560. In the twelfth century opened a new port, embroidered in white marble of the jambs and lintel by artists, moving along a street that connected Brindisi to Bari, Ancona, in Benevento and in Modena where the same reasons plastics themselves signed by Wiligelmo. Of great artistic interest the main portal with a pointed porch surmounted by a marble lintel, supported by two columns supported by Lions. The Interior has a plant at Horseshoe, consisting of two concentric circles of columns reminiscent of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, is supported by eight columns from smooth trunk with precious capitals with acanthus leaves alternating with cubic capitals; the original vaulted roof was replaced by the present one in wood. Frescos on the walls with images of Saints dating from the 12th to 15th century, among them the "deposition" dates back to the early 300. After the restoration, necessary to restore the monument nearly destroyed by earthquakes, it was used as a museum by the civic administration from 1850 to 1955 and was the seat of cultural events which was attended by distinguished personalities as Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore. To visit it, even to the beautiful old town.
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