Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, Venice

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Founded in the 13th century, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista once contained artworks by Tintoretto, Bastiani, Bellini, and Carpaccio. One of the city's oldest "scuole," institutions that served as patrons of the arts, the building now serves as an elegant and historic space for special events, like concerts and weddings. Check the website for events held there during your visit, or stop by on your tour of Venice to take a few photos and admire medieval architecture. Across the street, a deconsecrated church still holds one of Tintoretto's works, signed and dated in 1626. Use our Venice trip builder app to arrange your visit to Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista and other attractions in Venice.
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  • What about it? Every corner of Venice is a surprise, especially if you leave the circuits obliged... This School offers works of architecture and painting at the highest level, with Masters such as Pietro Lombardo, Mauro Codussi, Vittore Carpaccio and Gentile Bellini (the cycle of Miracles of the Cross is, however, at the Galleries of the Academy). Upstairs, after the magnificent staircase, is the relic of the Cross of Christ, donated by a Crusader French. A piece of Venice and its history not to be missed
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  • I visited the scuola itself and really enjoyed learning about Codussi, the Renaissance mannerist architect who remodeled the Scuola and is responsible for various great palazzi in Venice. In particula...  more »
  • A beautiful little known place, the Great Hall exhibits great masterpieces of Tintoretto and not only, a truly magical place not to be missed, should be more publicized, but Venice you know is full of extraordinary places, then the church is a gem with large canvas of T Little Cloud.
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  • A nice place to visit while walking within the narrow streets of vanezia!
  • Nice place.
  • This is a very interesting building and just like all the other 'Scuole Grandi', it was supposed to represent the power of the members of the school itself. The building underwent important changes during the course of the 18th century, with a restructuring of the precedence Mediaeval and Renaissant architecture, that characterized it's interior spaces. The main room is called Sala Capitolare and looks magnificent! Before the 18th century, it used to be decorated with beautiful paintings on all walls. These painting have then been moved to the Gallerie dell'Accademia, nevertheless these have been substituted with newer paintings. On the ceiling are two paintings by Tiepolo, which show a very courageous perspective and a wise use of the canvas. Behind this room, is a chapel of the Cross, with a relic of the Real Cross, sheltered in a beautiful gothic sculpture. I would definitely recommend to visit this place, which is also used for conferences and other events!
  • Amazing location. Real historical masterpiece in great Venice. A must see while in town.
  • great place. must see in venice
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