Chiesa San Giovanni Battista

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Chiesa San Giovanni Battista

Chiesa San Giovanni Battista
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semagora
Canton of Aargau, Switzerland313 contributions
Feb 2021
I loved the frescoes inside, which need a tour guide, as there are a lot of historic info you will be interested in knowing about. 14th Century and later.
Written February 18, 2021
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Luis Enrique C
Brasilia, DF52 contributions
Oct 2019
The history of this church is tied to the Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Malta who was all over Europe in the 12th century working in the hospitals. Recorded evidence shows that even as far back as 1143 this was not just a church but a hospital which looked after the needs of the travellers and the pilgrims. This building underwent a total renovation in the 16th century, which closed the antique entrance and opened the new one still in use today.
Written June 15, 2020
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX6,981 contributions
Oct 2019
Located outside the city walls, this Roman Catholic church was built by the Benedictine monks in the early 13th centuries, then abandoned shortly after its completion. Thirty years later, the Augustinian nuns received it, but it was again abandoned in the late 15th century. It reopened and was dedicate to St. John the Baptist in 1695. The main portal is impressive by the carved stone arch that surrounds the entrance. On top, St. John stands in a niche, with bells showing on the side of the church. A rose window is seen above the statue of St. John. The interior has the classical three parallel naves, vaulted ceiling, delicate medieval paintings, stone inlays on the altar and an exquisite organ.
Written November 20, 2019
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coconutugly
Marbella, Spain1,368 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
This church is one of a series if you are in Sasso Barisano and start from the Piazza Veneto trying to get to sant Agustin convent, going all the way down via San Biagio. Again a 13C church and a fine example of Pugliese Romanesque architecture.
Written September 22, 2019
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Margaret S
Napier, New Zealand544 contributions
Sep 2019
This statue moved me more than any other in Italy (apart from St Bartholomew in Milan’s cathedral). I stood there and looked at it . Didn’t take a photo as I loved it too much. This was a must do for me.
Written September 11, 2019
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AntonellaTitti
Rome, Italy135 contributions
Oct 2018
You will never run short of churches all over Italy, so just take your time and enjoy as each one is unique.
Written September 8, 2019
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Ann T
Pascoe Vale, Australia1,108 contributions
Jul 2019
This charming church was still open as we came back from dinner so we called in and just sat and absorbed the peace of the place.
Written September 8, 2019
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basbusa
Rome, Italy414 contributions
Jul 2019
If you pass by day or by night this beautiful church with this incredible façade is worth visiting inside. The style inside is different, more Gothic. The sense of peace inside is so beautiful.
Written August 13, 2019
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vicentiuj
Resita, Romania224 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Like all the town (Matera), when you enter this church it's like going back in time (middle ages) when it was all about surviving and believing. It is situated next to the town center, and the museum, and at noon when we have visited it was a cool oasis of history. Its worth seeing also the carved exterior...
Written July 29, 2019
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ahl7300
Washington DC, DC184 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
The church on the small square has an imposing and very appealing exterior. that is easy to photograph. Inside, it is simple, almost austere, but beautiful in its simplicity - clearly a place to worship.
Written July 21, 2019
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