Chiesa di San Rocco, Venice

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The Church of Saint Roch is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Roch in Venice, northern Italy. It was built between 1489 and 1508 by Bartolomeo Bon the Younger, but was substantially altered in 1725. The façade dates from 1765 to 1771, and was designed by Bernardino Maccarucci. The church is one of the Plague-churches built in Venice.St. Roch, whose relics rest in the church after their transfer from Voghera, was declared a patron saint of the city in 1576. Every year, on his feast day, the Doge made a pilgrimage to the church.Near the church is the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, noted for its numerous Tintoretto paintings. It was founded in the 15th century as a confraternity to assist the citizens in time of plague.DescriptionExteriorThe facade is decorated with statues by Giovanni Marchiori. On the left Gerard de Csanád (Gerardo Sagredo) and Gregorio Barbarigo; On the right, Lorenzo Giustiniani and Pietro Orseolo. In the center above the entrance door: San Rocco heals the victims of the plague by Giovanni Maria Morlaiter.
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  • A Venetian jewel, just in front of the Great School of San Rocco that is equally worth a visit. The placement and illumination of the large canvases of the Tintoretto is not particularly happy but certainly the architecture, the altar with the ark of the saint and the paintings of the nave are worth the ticket. Personally, I do not appreciate the churches that provide for paid entry... but if they serve to help preserve this masterpiece of Italian art, it is 2 euros well spent...
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  • A simple but beautiful church from the Renaissance period. It is a so-called plague church. So it was built with the hope that the plague will finally disappear. Construction began in 1489, but the church was not completed until 1771. Inside you can admire paintings by the famous Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto. Right next to the church is the Scuola Grande di San Rocco with other works.
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