Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto, Venice

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San Giacomo di Rialto is a church in the sestiere of San Polo, Venice, northern Italy. The addition of "Rialto" to the name distinguishes this church from its namesake San Giacomo dell'Orio found in the sestiere of Santa Croce, on the same side of the Grand Canal.It has a large 15th-century clock above the entrance, a useful item in the Venetian business district but regarded as a standing joke for its inaccuracy. The Gothic portico is one of the few surviving examples in Venice. It has a Latin cross plan with a central dome. Inside, the Veneto-Byzantine capitals on the six columns of ancient Greek marble date from the 11th century.HistoryAccording to tradition, San Giacomo is the oldest church in the city, supposedly consecrated in the year 421. Although documents exist mentioning the area but not the church in 1097, the first document citing the church dates from 1152. It was rebuilt in 1071, prompting the establishment of the Rialto market with bankers and money changers in front of the church. The system with the "bill of exchange" was introduced here, as clients went with such a bill of exchange with a credit inscribed from one banker to another.In 1503, it survived a fire which destroyed the rest of the area, and was restored from 1601 by order of Doge Marino Grimani. Works included raising of the pavement to counter the acqua alta.
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  • Had to come here twice as the first time I came st 4.15 to find all the instrument display cases covered over. Well worth a second trip as the instruments are very old. However the shop is really...  more »
  • Popular tradition speaks of this church with origins in 421 built by citizens of Padua. The facade is characterized by the large clock, the portico and the bell tower over the top with only one...  more »
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  • Honestly, didn't go inside and just saw it from fat. But we both appreciated the clock face
  • Smallest church in Venice, have a look if you passing by

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