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San Rocco Church, Venice: 4 reviews and 12 photos

  Church of San Rocco
by Zvrlj

Church of San Rocco was built by Scuola Grande di San Rocco, approximately at the same time – between 1489 and 1508. It was designed by Bartolomeo Bon, but was substantially altered in 1725. The facade of the church, work of architect Bernardino Maccaruzzi was built between 1761 and 1765. The church is dedicated to San Rocco – St Roch of Montpelier who was declared a patron saint of the city in 1576 and whose relics rest in the church. Every year, on St Roch feast day, August the 16th, the Doge had used to make a pilgrimage to the church. This custom had ended with the last pilgrimage in 1796, less than a year before Napoleon had conquered Venice and the last Doge had abdicated.

The painter assigned to make paintings for Scuola Grande di San Rocco – Jacopo Robusti called Tintoretto, made several paintings for the church as well – "St Roch in the Hospital", "St Roch in Prison Visited by an Angel"… Among the other paintings in Church of San Rocco are "St Martin and St Christopher" painted by Giovanni Antonio de Sacchis called Pordenone and Sebastiano Ricci's "St Francis of Paola Resuscitating a Dead Child".

Address: Campo di San Rocco, San Polo
Directions: Church of San Rocco is located by the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and behind Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari.

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  • Updated Sep 1, 2008
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