Chiesa di San Giovanni in Bragora

Chiesa di San Giovanni in Bragora, Venice

Chiesa di San Giovanni in Bragora

Chiesa di San Giovanni in Bragora
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Neighborhood: Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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durham05
Durham, UK1,231 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Was great to visit thu church although I had tj return at 3.30 as church shut in the early afternoon. This was the parish church of the Vivaldi family and the font in which he was baptised, with it's gilded cover, is near the back . Highly recommended!
Written February 17, 2020
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mendi62
Tel Aviv, Israel2,343 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
The importance of this old (8th century renovated 16 th century) church is due to the intention to host here some relics of John the Baptist and to the fact that A. Vivaldi was baptized here in 1678. The lady keeping this site was proud to announce that this church is even more important than the La Pieta orphan house and music school where A. Vivaldi was teaching. Vivaldi died in poverty in Vienna and his grave there was vanished by ground renovations. Sad end to a genius great musician whose memory will stay here in this humble church.
Written March 21, 2017
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MomBarbara
Houston, TX478 contributions
May 2016
We stumbled on this square while walking the streets in Venice. How excited we were when we saw this church and the courtyard it is in. Local kids with their Moms and Nonnas playing all around.
Written May 21, 2016
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Jean Pierre V
Gloucester, UK166 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
Simplicyty often is synonimus to genius. This cannot be more true than for this modest looking and simple chuch, For anyone such as myself passionate about classical music and particularly found of te baroque style this is where the story begins. This is where Antonio Vivaldi was baptised on the day of his birth and I feel immensly privileged to have visited this place in full knowledge of its history. I was filled with awe and very deep emtion on that day when you consider the simplicity of the surroundings and what came out of it : sheer magnificence. Inside the chuch looks pretty much like any chuch of its time. Very ornate with the usual religious symbols and the lovely decorations.For me the exerience of my visit was made een more poignant when in the background, very softly the music of my most admired composer is being played. It is in my view an absoute must or anyone sharing my passion for the man and his music. Venice means baroque music and baroque music means Vivaldi, therefore Venice means the church of San Giovanni de Bragora.
Written August 7, 2013
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Miha P
Maribor, Slovenia8,793 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Church is a fine combination of an old building, restored and modernized in 16. century church. It is near the central part of Venice and far enough to be more peaceful than some too popular places. Brick façade is not as interesting as the interior.
Written May 26, 2018
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia36,523 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Chiesa di San Giovanni in Bragora is quite an interesting church, as long as you enjoy looking at churches. Established in the 8th century, it has had a few remakes and it holds some nice works of religious art. Not very remarkable from the outside, the interior is better.
Written August 7, 2017
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania22,106 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
There are so many churches in Venice that you won't be able to visit all,for sure.And this is one of the most less impressive,with a plain,simple red brick facade.
Written October 30, 2016
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Vittore P
City of Venice, Italy122 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
S. Giovanni in Bragora is a very nice church with an old history that dates back to the Eight Century. The location is great: just behind Riva degli Schiavoni in a quiet and elegant campo.
The church was the parish church of little Antonio Vivaldi that was baptised here.
Inside the is a remarkable Baptise of Christ by Cima da Conegliano and another beautiful painting by Palma il Giovane.
Written August 24, 2016
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SunriseEspresso
Greenville, SC264 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
San Giovanni Battista in Bragora is a small church, not one that hordes of tourists visit. This is part of its charm. It's on a quiet piazza, it's never crowded, and the priest there is welcoming. Named after John the Baptist, the church has a beautiful central painting of John baptising Christ, by Cima da Conegliano.

We went inside each time we passed nearby on our week-long Christmas trip to Venice. The priest, who spoke little English, was always happy to turn on lights for us, share small things about the church (such as showing us where Vivaldi was baptised), and welcome us each time with a warm smile. At each church we visited in Venice, we enjoyed looking for the nativity scene, as they are all different. This was one of our favorites-- so sweet and beautiful, a night scene with little "fires" to light it up.
Written April 18, 2016
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Luisella P
Brussels, Belgium171 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
In a nice and quiet part of town
The entrance is free unlike most churches in Venice
There are some beautiful paintings, particularly the one on the main altar depicting Saint John baptizing Jesus Christ by Cima da Conegliano. Other good paintings by artist Vivarini.
Antonio Vivaldi was baptized here.
The facade is simple and elegant in red brick sided by a small bell tower.
Well worth a visit.
Written March 16, 2016
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