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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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  • In addition to admire the wonderful facade, finally you can now visit the Interior, after a laborious restoration. There is so much to visit is a huge room, but just walk up the stairs and walked into the lobby, one can not remain amazed by the beauty of gilded and coffered wooden ceiling blue and from the altar, the work of Sansovino, with a 15th century crucifix and behind three paintings by Tintoretto. All around the walls, works by Palma il Giovane, il Padovanino, Palma il Vecchio, Bellini. At the center of the Chapter House there are reliquaries filled with antique medical instruments and books from the collection of the Museum of the history of medicine and also home to the medical library. Note the phrase carved on the lintel on the portal, which defines the Mission of the brotherhood: Ubi Caritas Et Amor, Deus Ibi Est. (where charity and love, here is God). Sunday is closed. While only on Monday afternoon you can visit the ancient Pharmacy Museum and the Museum of anatomy. Then you go to visit the Church of Saints John and Paul, by his side, he deserves it.
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  • To arm our tour we decided to incorporate this tiny and it was really a success. Vale lapeña visit its interior. A wonder like so many other buildings in this wonderful city. Highly recommended.
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  • Go visit this place is simply remarkable. I discovered a host of sublime object.
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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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