San Bartolomeo in Pantano

San Bartolomeo in Pantano, Pistoia

San Bartolomeo in Pantano
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JDE0911
Melbourne, Australia137 contributions
Solo
If you are in Pistoia and go to the Duomo it is only a few minutes walk to this church and worth seeing. It is really old and huge inside and worth seeing some very old frescoes.....
Written April 19, 2014
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JohnUK
London, UK939 contributions
Couples
Many of the churches we visited in Tuscany were sparkly and rather too cared for. This one smelt like a old church? The Romanesque arches spoke if history whilst the amazing marble pulpit had so much carving it would take paragraphs to describe. Just outside the centre but easy to find it was a wondful contrast to the grandeur of the cathedral.
Written July 27, 2013
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marialulu
Seattle, WA70 contributions
Couples
San Bartolomeo is easy to miss, it's a little off the well trod path followed by visitors to Pistoia. When you come upon it, sitting there unassumingly in the piazza with the same name, if you love Romanesque architecture, your heart will probably skip a beat or two. The church goes back to the 1100s and has not been overly altered over the centuries. The facade is stunning with the two tone marble typical of the period and so much detail you hardly know where to look or point your camera. Over the main portal are two lions, beneath them a sculptured archtrave depicting Christ and his Twelve Apostles. Inside the church there are other sculptural treasures to be seen. San Bartolomeo was known in ancient times and still today as the protector of children.
This is a special church in a city full of wonderful churches. Seek it out for a pleasing visual feast.
Written January 5, 2013
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia5,256 contributions
Couples
The church dedicated to Saint Bartholomew the Apostle and named after the marsh area (“pantano”) that surrounded the building, is another gem of the city. It was founded in the 8th century and restored in the 12th century by Abbot Buono in the characteristically Romanesque style, with arches supported by the columns and marble decorations made in two different colors (usually white and dark green). The latest renovation aimed to bring the interior of the building in its original appearance, after many modifications made over the years, which also brought to light many forgotten frescoes.
Written October 17, 2018
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,010 contributions
Couples
Interesting facade in the typical white-and-gray marble design. The church was built in the 12th century.
Written June 2, 2017
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PierreBMalta
San Gwann, Malta476 contributions
Business
This church is not to be missed even though it is a bit out of center. A perfect facade, an interesting portico, a very beautiful pulpit. Do not miss it.
Written October 31, 2016
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Daria
Pistoia, Italy195 contributions
Friends
Sono stata in questa chiesa per caso durante una passeggiata in solitaria. Bellissima, la fondazione risale al 700 dopo Cristo, ma la struttura romanica come la vediamo oggi è del 1100. Estremamente semplice, la luce entra all'interno dalla finestra frontale e attraversa la navata centrale, raggiungendo l'altare. Se non c'è nessuno specialmente, l'atmosfera è di profonda pace e sacralità anche per chi, come me, non è credente.

I've been in this church by chance during a walk on my own. Very beautiful, it was founded in CE 700, but the Romanic structure is from CE 1100. It's extremely simple and plain. The light enters into it by the frontal window and then crosses the central aisle and reaches the altar. Especially if there's nobody else inside, the atmosphere is deeply peaceful and sacred even for those who are not believers (just like me).
Written March 18, 2016
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