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San Giovanni Grisostomo is a small church in the sestiere or neighborhood of Cannaregio, Venice.The church was founded in 1080, destroyed by fire in 1475, then rebuilt starting in 1497 by Mauro Codussi and his son, Domenico. Construction was completed in 1525. The bell tower dates from the late 16th century. The interior is based on a Greek cross design.Behind the façade are hung two canvasses, formerly organ doors, by Giovanni Mansueti depicting Saints Onuphrius, Agatha, Andrew and John Chrysostom. Onuphrius was the co-titular patron saint who was revered by the confraternity of the Tentori . In 1516, a relic of the saint, his finger, was donated to this church.The chapel on the right has the painting Saints Christopher, Jerome and Louis of Toulouse by Giovanni Bellini. On the left rear, the chapel of the Rosary or Madonna della Grazie has an altarpiece of Saints John Chrysostom, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist, Theodore, Mary Magdalen, Lucy and Catherine by Sebastiano del Piombo, commissioned by Caterina Contarini. On the wall of the apse are a series of canvases on the life of Saint John Chrysostom and Christ. On the high altar is a relief of the Deposition from the Cross. To the left is the chapel built for Giacomo Bernabò, with sculptural design by Codussi. The marble altarpiece of the Coronation of the Virgin was completed by Tullio Lombardo. Plan your visit to Chiesa di San Giovanni Crisostomo and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Venice online vacation builder .
Chiesa di San Giovanni Crisostomo Reviews
This church is very beautiful, like many others small churches in Venice. I haven't taken photos inside there because there is an advice on the entrance which mentions that is prohibited to take... more »
The church is located along the well-traveled street towards the Rialto, but even with the throngs of people, the inside of the church is a quiet and peaceful oasis from the hubbub of this area of... more »
Beautiful church in a wonderful location..a must to see🇮🇹
A far-off-the-list of churches in an area that would seem to be remote but still has heavy tourist traffic. A small but lovely church by Codussi. Square in plan with a bi-lateral crossing (a Greek cross) producing a square in the center bay with a dome. A nice example of how much art and architecture can be packed into a small building. A place more favored by the art aficionados for the beautiful sculpture and paintings, especially a St. Jerome with Saints Christopher and Augustine by Bellini. As a gentle note: as with all churches be respectful. This a neighborhood church and they try to maintain the sanctity of the space in spite of the thundering hordes passing by. If mass is in process either do not go in or put the phones and cameras away and join the service.
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