"San Giorgio Maggiore" San Giorgio Maggiore - Church and Island Tip by Cristian_Uluru
San Giorgio Maggiore - Church and Island, Venice: 45 reviews and 96 photos
When you arrive to Piazza San Marco, you can see a nice church on a island on the other part of the Bacino San Marco: the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. It was built as part of the Benedictine monastery on the island.
The central temple front is articulated with four three-quarter composite columns raised on high pedestals, which frame the central door. The cornice line continues through the central body, interlocking the two forms.
The interior combines elements responding to the Renaissance "ideal" of the centralized plan and symbolic cross form. The church has got ample naves and wide side chapels as require of the Counter-reformation for functional churches.
Address: Isola San Giorgio Maggiore
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