Chiesa San Giovanni Battista

Chiesa San Giovanni Battista

Chiesa San Giovanni Battista
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Luis Enrique C
Brasilia, DF50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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vicentiuj
Resita, Romania227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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semagora
Canton of Aargau, Switzerland351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX7,021 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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AntonellaTitti
Rome, Italy134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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basbusa
Rome, Italy387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Alexander Levis
Virginia181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Seeking True Quality
Europe4,753 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
When we saw the superb carvings above and around the entrance, we immediately decided to visit this church.

The door itself and the carved decoration around it are strikingly beautiful! Above the entrance is the statue of Saint John the Baptist and a relatively small rose window.

Unfortunately, the interior was under renovation. Nevertheless, we saw some very interesting capitals of the columns, ribbed vaults in the central nave and groin vaults in the aisles. With those Gothic elements this extraordinary church is a must!
Written June 30, 2019
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Stewart M
Shrewsbury, UK545 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Absolutely stunning church. The interior is quite breathtaking. It is quite a climb to the top of the Sassi but we'll worth it. A great little bar / cafe next door serving great Aperol Spritz.
Written June 25, 2019
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Imrahil5000
Santa Barbara, CA193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
I can't help saying it but you see so many churches in Italy that they all start blending together. This one is unique enough to be worth going.
Written May 27, 2019
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