Chiesa di San Barnaba / Church of St. Barnabas (Venice)
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N 45° 25.982 E 012° 19.511
33T E 290778 N 5034537
Quick Description: Remarkable white Neoclassical facade of Chiesa di San Barnaba (Church of St. Barnabas) is dominant feature of Campo San Barnaba (St. Barnabas Square) in historic centre of Venice...
Location: Veneto, Italy
Date Posted: 10/5/2009 1:20:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM7CJY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 19

Long Description:

The original early medieval church of St. Barnabas was built in 809 by the Adorni family. Church was destroyed by fire in 1105, rebuilt by local parishioners and finally consecrated in 1350 by two bishops - Francesco Mociense of the Minorite order, and Agnellino Sudense of the Predicatory order. Falling down from age, it was completely renovated in Neoclassical style according to the project of architect Lorenzo Boschetti in 1776.

The church's façade from Istrian white marble is designed as Greek temple front with Corinthian style columns and triangular pediment. Church is a single nave construction with 3 side altars. The ceiling features a trompe l'oeil painting of "St Barnabas in Glory" by Constantino Cedini, who was a follower of famous Tiepolo. There is also a 14th century "The Holy Family" by Veronese.

The church is also known from popular culture - it was used as a library in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Dominant Architectural Style: Neoclassical

Archdiocese: Venice

Diocese: Venice

Chiesa di San Barnaba
Dorsoduro 2771 - Campo San Barnaba
Venice , Veneto Italy

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Date of building construction: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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