Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore / Church of the Most Holy Redeemer (Venice)
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N 45° 25.518 E 012° 19.950
33T E 291322 N 5033659
Quick Description: Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore (Church of the Most Holy Redeemer), located at waterfront of La Giudecca island, is another masterpiece of notable Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio which greatly decorates the Venice's magnificent skyline...
Location: Veneto, Italy
Date Posted: 1/6/2011 12:58:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMAETG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore is one of Venice's two famous plague churches (the second is Santa Maria della Salute). The city was so vulnerable to disease that it erected these magnificent churches in supplication and in thanks for relief. This Renaissance church by Andrea Palladio dates back to a 16th-century bout of plague, during which the Venetian senate made a vow to dedicate a grand church to Christ the Redeemer. Il Redentore, as also called, was built on the island La Giudecca, where it exchanges fine views across the water with San Marco and the Zattere.

Il Redentore was deliberately sited where it would become part of the skyline seen from the natural centre of Venice - Piazza di San Marco. The façade of white marble, surmounted by a large dome between small towers, incorporates a dramatic flight of steps, and resembles a series of superimposed temples. The whitewashed interior is less dazzling than the exterior, but is another an exercise in restrained classical magnificence. Apparently it was too magnificent for the tastes of its original guardians, the Capuchin monks.

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1576

Dominant Architectural Style: Renaissance

Archdiocese: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice

Diocese: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice

Address/Location:
Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore
Fondamenta San Giacomo, Giudecca
Venice, Veneto Italy
I-30133


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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