Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro

Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro

Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro
4.5
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Malta_Gozo
Island of Malta, Malta237 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
An amazing experience that I highly recommend to all those who love history. The place is a priceless historical jewel enriched with many amazing human stories engraved in every inch of the building. At first I entered and besides appreciating the old building I couldn't understand its meaning. I asked the gentleman from whom I bought the ticket (€3) if he could give me some information. After helping some other tourists he came to me. I thought that maybe he was going to tell me a sentence or two. But this gentleman explained to me all the history from the time it was built in 1743 till the last additions to the ceiling that were recently added. He related such an amazing story with so much passion that I was feeling transported away to the times of the templars who built this place to pray before leaving for Jerusalem. He explained about the columns, their alignment, why one seems to be inclined, the three different layers of frescoes and what they show, how they used to be painted on fresh Mata, the doors, the altar, the engraved signs on the outside walls, the mosaic flooring and everything else. I am so grateful to this gentleman. I thank him as he truly made my visit an amazing one.
Written September 10, 2021
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,756 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This is a very small Church set in the very center of old town Brindisi. It was built in the 11c by a Norman prince who returned from the Crusade. Right away, it became a pilgrimage praying place for those heading to Holy Land and thanking place for those who returned safe.
The Church has a circular layout, modeled after the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem with 8 columns inside and 13 c frescoes.
Written October 2, 2023
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Romano S
London59 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
What a find! Had difficulty finding this we gave up one day. However, in one of our walkabouts, we somehow find ourselves lost around this area and found this!
Entrance is free, just sign in. The place is a replica of Christ Sepulchre in Jerusalem and it allowed pilgrims in the old days who were unable to travel to the Holy Land during the Crusades to feel a part of it albeit its authenticity.
Pity that the murals are almost unrecognisable and fallen into disarray bearing in mind though the age of the artefacts.
One of the more interesting archeological sites in Brindisi!
Written December 3, 2014
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Dr. Bob
Holiday, FL802 contributions
Oct 2013 • Friends
We walked from the Columns marking the beginning/end (depending on your point of view) of the Appian Way to this lovely chapel. Few realize that it is an intentional clone, more or less (but in miniature) of The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The Norman Portico is ornamented with relief and framed by a pair of felines, each supporting a single column. The interior's circular space is punctuated by columns and the walls contain an array of frescoes in various states of preservation. Each of the frescoes is labeled in Italian and English with extensive texts arranged on stands book-like so that the visitor can understand exactly what is being represented.
Written October 22, 2013
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Chiefly1
1,533 contributions
Nov 2013 • Family
Very interesting, historical and pretty unique. You can find lots of things worthy of a photo or two. They have an evening tour which is really cool.
Written November 14, 2013
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KrassimiraM
Sofia, Bulgaria4 contributions
Nov 2019
On Nov. 29th 2019 I had the great chance and pleasure to visit this amazing church. For sure it is the most interesting place in Brindisi. And it is so because of the great help and intelligently told story of Angelo and his lady-colleague. They are people who invite visitors as if it is in their home, they like and love the sight they are responsible for and willingly share all they know about the history, architecture and all details about the church inside and outside (incl. the wonderful garden). They make you feel very special - with this personal attitude towards you. They are well educated and prepared to discuss any theme about the church and Brindisi as a whole. It was my most interesting time of that my one day in Brindisi. It was a privilege for me to meet these so nice people and I am most grateful for this. I send them my very best regards! Thanks once again! And nobody should miss this place!
Krassimira - Sofia, Bulgaria
Written December 4, 2019
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RomMic
Rome, Italy112 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
While Brindisi may not have a large number of sights - this one is indeed a little gem in the middle of town. The foundation is back to Roman times and the crusaders period whispers through the walls. Well worth a visit!
Written July 8, 2015
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avidtraveller195
Melbourne, Australia602 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Yesterday as we strolled the streets of Brindisi we came across this 12th century temple which has been restored and which has been excavated underneath. It may be difficult to find. While the temple is signposted in various places around the town, there was no signpost down the laneway approach. As there are homes in the laneway you may think that is only a residential precinct. In fact the temple was originally a home, which has been partially excavated beneath the temple.
There is no entry fee, no toilets, no gift shop. Just a desk where the attendant will greet you. There is a lot of useful information inside the temple, printed in Italian and English. Great frescoes, most of which are in a natural state, however the plaques provide useful information.
Written May 12, 2015
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JeffinPuglia
Brindisi, Italy177 contributions
Jul 2013 • Business
Is is by far favorite place it Brindisi because it's so small and hidden but full of history and mystery. It has plenty of symbols from the knights Templar but also in the center there is hole to see down to the Roman house that was originally on the sight. The frescos are interesting and the arcs all crooked to the point that you wonder what in the world were they thinking when they made it. And that's the thing I feel like there is still a lot we really don't know about it.
Written October 7, 2013
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Alessandro M
Horsham, UK128 contributions
Aug 2013
Had been to the Tempio many years ago and went back to take some friends. The new lighting in the evening and opening hours (9-21 all day, Saturday 9-23, closed on Mondays) meant we could enjoy the visit at night. It was amazing and the guide, Giulio, really insightful and passionate! I knew the place but was really impressed as if it was my first visit. Really exciting to hear about the Brindisi city hall plans for future improvements! A MUST for anyone visiting Brindisi
Written August 25, 2013
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Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro, Brindisi