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Chiesa di San Barnaba, Venice

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The church of San Barnaba is a small Neoclassic-style church in district of Dorsoduro in Venice, It is located in Campo San Barnaba. It is dedicated to the Apostle Saint Barnabas.HistoryA church at the site was built in the ninth century, but destroyed by fire in 1105. Rebuilt in 1350, it was reconstructed in present form in 1776 under the patronage of Marcantonio Grimani using designs of Lorenzo Boschetti. The 11th-century campanile, detached from the main body of the church, has a pine-cone shaped spire from the 1300s. To the left of the church was the entrance to the Casin dei Nobili (Casino of the Aristocracy), which was an active gaming house in the 18th century. The church is presently deconsecrated and used for exhibits.
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  • The Church has a beautiful classical façade and dominates the field. The old church is the Romanesque Bell Tower. Within various works but is more famous as a film set.
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  • Founded in XIX century, San Barnaba church was rebuilt twice; the today’s Neoclassical appearance is from XVIII century, In the inside, it hosts a permanent exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci’s machines,...  more »
  • It is used continuously to temporary exhibitions that last long... like the one about the whimsical creations of L d Vinci who turned around here in Venice and elsewhere
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  • Turns out went to different library in Venice. Not realizing this was from Indiana Jones but a friend made me walk into it .ten Outta ten would recommend love that movie
  • I am fascinated by Leonardo's work so I am enjoyed the exhibition. But dont expect to find Indiana Jones' X sign :)
  • A great gathering place in dorsoduro. Featured in the classic David Lean Film, "Summertime" starring Katharine Hepburn. It is here that Hepburn buys the infamous "red goblet" from Rossano Brazil and later falls into the nearby Canal while using her 8mm movie camera. A great place to sit and have lunch and watch the Venetian world go by.
  • A good gathering place and also the church from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where "X" marked the spot.
  • Young girl at the ticket office for the da vinci show in the church definitely has an attitude problem! She was rude to every single customer. In between rude replies she was busy on her iphone. The show itself was ok-ish but very basic... Done in 5 minutes.. hardly worth your time or money. Da vinci deserves better!

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