San Giorgio in Braida

Verona, Italy

San Giorgio in Braida church was built in the 16th century in the medieval quarter of Veronetta. The 12th-century bell tower is what remains of a monastery built in the 11th century. The facade is marble white with two rows of pillars. The statues of St. George and St. Lorenzo Giustiniani are on sides. The interior has a single nave built between 1536 and 1543, and contains key works of art. Above the main door is a Tintoretto painting depicting the baptism of Christ. The church houses Paolo Veronese's masterpiece, The Martyrdom of St. George. In 1540 Michele Sanmicheli built the dome of the church. In 1776 were cast the six bells tuned in the scale of G major, on which was developed the Veronese bellringing art.

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Founded: 16th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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John Carey (2 years ago)
Beauttiful renaissance church. An wonderful oddity for Verona. One of the 2 Paulo Veronese paintings left in Verona graces the altar.
Andreas Häberlin (2 years ago)
The priest was very rude and unprofessional towards the guest choir, yelling in front of the altar.
Mario Šarić (3 years ago)
Wonderful Catholic church from XVI st. by the river Adige... great sight for photographers
DAVID SNYDER (4 years ago)
Some beautiful works of art in an impressive architectural setting with great views across the river of the center of the city.
Mishu Goyal (4 years ago)
Peaceful place and lovely view!
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