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Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci, Venice

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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San Giorgio dei Greci is a church in the sestiere of Castello, Venice, northern Italy. It was the center of the Scuola dei Greci, the Confraternity of the Greeks in Venice.For centuries, despite the close ties of Venice to the Byzantine world, the Greek Orthodox rite was not permitted in Venice. In 1498, the Greek community gained the right to found the Scuola de San Nicolò dei Greci, a confraternity which aided members of that community. In 1539, after protracted negotiations, the papacy allowed the construction of the church of San Giorgio, financed by a tax on all ships from the Orthodox world.Construction was started by Sante Lombardo, and from 1548, by Giannantonio Chiona. The belltower was built in 1592. The interior has a monument to Gabriele Seviros by Baldassarre Longhena. The dome of the church was frescoed with the Last Judgement by Giovanni Kyprios. The iconostasis employed Kyprios, Tommaso Bathas, Benedetto Emporios, and Michael Damaskinos. Emanuele Tzane-Buniales, a priest and hagiographer from Crete, frescoed the Saints Simeon and Alypios, ascetic hermits, atop the pilasters.
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  • We stumbled onto this gem while walking in the neighborhood of our B&B. We approached the church and marveled at the beautiful voices coming from within. There was a service in progress so we sat for ...  read more »
  • It quickly passes on this hidden this church without suspecting what riches it hides. The Greek Orthodox Church is the most important among the foreign communities and the Church is richly decorated with Byzantine icons and images.
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  • Saint George of the Greeks, in the space where I the Institute of Byzantine and post-Byzantine studies, is the place where each Greek where visiting the Venice to know from konta. Consists of the Church of St. George, the Institute and the amazing Gallery of the Museum through entrance 4 euro, includes a painting of the Cretan school (1400-1550) and other equally remarkable relics where cause emotion. where you arrive in St. Mark's square, known , you move to the left side, passing by the Temple and after ten minutes walking and two bridges, turn left and easily reach in the area where all the surrounding streets include synthetic dei Greci (Greek) Every Sunday the Church is closed. In pinakothika there is a Greek responsible, eager to service in any of your questions. Good visit, definitely worth the effort to get there.
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  • This Orthodox Church is richly decorated with golden mosaics on the inside. It's crooked yet elegant bell tower makes this church easily recognizable
  • Another beautiful church we were lucky to see while in Venice
  • About this church, we accidentally learned from gandol′era while rolling around on a gondola. I wanted very much to visit Orthodox Church in Venice. Look for the entry was not easy, but on the territory and inside felt appeasement. Managed to even attend the service. Fantastic feeling-service in the Greek Orthodox Church, the sensation of particles at home in a foreign land and touching State origin
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  • That show, one of the nicest surprises of this city
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  • One of the most spectacular view of Venice. Must visit.
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