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Scuola Grande di San Marco, Venice

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4.7/5 based on 65 reviews on the web
The Scuola Grande di San Marco is a building in Venice, Italy. It originally was the home to one of the six major sodalities or Scuole Grandi of Venice. It faces the Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, one of the largest squares in the city.The edifice was built by the Confraternity of San Marco in 1260 to act as its seat. In 1485, however, it was destroyed by a large fire, and rebuilt in the following twenty years under a new design by Pietro Lombardo, with a fund established by the members. The façade, a masterwork with delicately decorated niches and pilasters, and with white or polychrome marble statues, was later completed by Mauro Codussi. While decorated with the polished marble elements of Renaissance classicism, the proliferation of arches and niches adds a retrogressive Byzantine flavor, an architectural feature of many conservative Venetian styles.Three of the greatest Italian explorers of the fifteenth century: Giosafat Barbaro, Ambrogio Contarini, and Alvise da Mosto were members of the Scuola.Jacopo Tintoretto furnished the Scuola with three paintings Miracle of the Slave (also known as The Miracle of St. Mark, 1548), St Mark's Body Brought to Venice, painted between 1562 an 1566, both paintings are currently housed in the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice, northern Italy, and Finding of the body of St Mark also painted between 1562 an 1566, an now held in the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan.
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  • Hit almost by accident. And no regret. Minimum entrance fee, and almost two hours examining the exhibits enthusiastic and roots of ancient and not-so-books. Since we are connected with medicine, with its applied part we were interesting prototypes of any diagnostic and therapeutic tools. There are many different branches of medicine. Very interesting old books on specialties. Wonderful illustrations to publications on surgical specialties, sorry, it was impossible to turn the page, all under glass. In closets around the perimeter of the huge number of books-medical archives, magazines, etc. interested in reading inscriptions on counterfoils. Delivery logs too interesting-with registration outcomes, characteristics of parturient women and doctors, etc. you will not regret! :) Zatertoe not tourists, absolutely quiet. I recommend, if you have enough time in Venice. If one day you are unlikely to spend it on this Museum, of course ...
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  • On a nice day of August shoot the light the white façade of the Scuola di San Marco one of six Scuole Grandi of Venice, is now home to the hospital. It originally in 1260 with religious and humanitarian purposes. It is next to the Basilica dri Santi Giovanni e Paolo, the pantheon of the Doges. It's at the beginning of the 800 that the building that housed a religious confraternity (in Venetian school) became civil hospital together with the adjacent Dominican monastery and the old hospital of San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti. The halls of the old School recovered its former glory and now host an important medical library. In the chapter you can also admire ancient surgical instruments and hospital projects nineteenth and twentieth century.
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  • Price of admission 3 euros, enter and remain entranced by the local ceiling ... amazing, everything a neatness freak, bookcases and cabinets with antique objects immaculately kept. Really nice ride ... a great half hour visit.
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  • Really nice building. Great marble work on the outside. It is now a hospital and a museum.
  • Upstairs there's an interesting museum about the history of medicine.
  • 在门口多雨2分钟等人,被保安驱逐说不能在门口站着,要我们站到雨里。正常人干不出这种事。we stay at the door 2 mins to wait our friends in the havey rain , and the scrutiny said in italian :leave the door , stand outsaid .
  • The exterior is certainly theatrical effect. Unfortunately I did not visit the Interior
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  • example of Synecdoche. Look at the pictures and judge if not worth a visit if only for this ceiling.
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