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Scuola Grande di San Marco, Venice
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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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  • Seat of a confraternity Scuola Grande di San Marco is a building adjacent to the basilica of Saints John and Paul, rebuilt and renovated over time as a result of a fire that ravaged. Now is the current main entrance of Hospital SS Giovanni e Paolo. The façade is a Renaissance jewel composed of newsstands and polychrome marble pilasters attributed to Lombard and Bartolomeo Bon.
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  • Only opened recently is a little treasure to visit, tourists rushed lingers just watching the beautiful facade but believe me it's worth discovering it internally
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  • A beautiful square, approximately 15 minutes ' walk away from the SzentMárk/PiazzaFormosa/útbaesik the Joint entrance to the jelenlg operating hospital, which is also amazing.
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  • A stunning facade, especially considering the actual function of the building, which is a hospital! On the first floor you can find some paintings of Tiepolo and other local artists, a fantastic and richly decorated ceiling and a museum with medical instruments and some of the history of the hospital.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful.
  • The façade alone deserves, you can obliterate even part of the ground floor, in the end it is a hospital. The cloister also deserves.
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