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Chiesa San Simeon Piccolo, Venice

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San Simeone Piccolo is a church in the sestiere of Santa Croce in Venice, northern Italy. From across the Grand Canal it faces the railroad terminal serving as entrypoint for most visitors to the city.Built in 1718-38 by Giovanni Antonio Scalfarotto, the church shows the emerging eclecticism of Neoclassical architecture. It accumulates academic architectural quotations, much like the contemporaneous Karlskirche in Vienna. Wittkower, in his monograph, acknowledges San Simeone is modeled on the Pantheon with a temple-front pronaos, on the other hand, the peaked dome recalls Longhena's more embellished and prominent Santa Maria della Salute church. The centralized circular church design and the metal dome recalls Byzantine models and San Marco, though the numerous centrifugal chapels are characteristic of Post-Tridentine churches.This was one of the last churches built in Venice, in one of its poorer sestieri.
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  • In this majestic neoclassical Church, built by Giovanni SCALFAROTTO, located at the entrance to the Grand Canal, takes place every Sunday at 11: 00, a latin mass with Gregorian chants, followed by a procession to the outside. The agency that we have witnessed, on Sunday, June 18, 2017, proved for us an exceptional moment of beauty and serenity through, in particular, to the sublime voice of singers (including a countertenor) who accompanied the entire mass.
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  • Chiesa San Simeon Piccolo :- Tradition says the church, also known as Santi Simeone e Guida (Saints Simon and Jude), was founded in 966, but the first documented reference is from 1138 and to work aft...  more »
  • Church near the railway station. within very friendly staff that makes us as a guide to the sacristy very interesting. the highlight is a visit to the crypt that is done by candlelight, higly beautiful and exciting! You can see up close the paintings remain of this tomb of the year 1000. worth it!!
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  • Magnificent church in Venice with cripta
  • The first view as you enter venice. Really hypes you to as what great views this city has.
  • The first view when you arrive from the train station, so nice
  • Ahh ... the first sight you cant miss when you arrive in Venice. It stands right in front of you. The great San Simeone Piccolo... is a good church to visit. Good historical facts and figures to see in there.
  • Built in 1718-38 by Giovanni Antonio Scalfarotto. This was one of the last churches built in Venice !

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