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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First Name (5 years ago)
One of the many beautiful churches in Verona
Giorgi Gubeladze (5 years ago)
Very beautiful place
james davenport5hhh (5 years ago)
Pretty building. Closed when we went
WANG / 王Jingjing / 晶晶 (5 years ago)
People working there are very nice and let me in on a Wednesday. The artwork there is indeed a masterpiece. There are many artworks as well but the light is not as good as the 4 churches to which you need to pay the entrance fee.
Diogo Medeiros (6 years ago)
The ladies that are there are the kindest I have talked here in Italy. They realized my interest and make me a free tour to the church explain me curiosities and the history of the place.
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