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San Giovanni in Bragora is a church in Venice located in the Castello district.
The first church on this site dates back to the 8th century. In the 9th century, the church was rebuilt by the Doge Pietro III Candiano, as a repository of the relics of St. John the Baptist.
The temple was originally built in the Gothic style. It acquired its present appearance as a result of reconstruction work carried out at the turn of the XV – XVI centuries.
Next to the main altar in the side-altar is the crypt"Madonna and Child with Saints Andrew and John" by Bartolomeo Vivarini. The temple also contains several works by Alvise Vivarni and Cima da Conegliano.
The cathedral is famous for the fact that Pietro Barbo and Antonio Vivaldi were baptized there, as well as Paul II – future pope. In the parish of the church, the playwright Giacinto Gallina was born.
In our time, the cathedral contains the relics of John the Merciful, a cross with particles of the Life-giving Cross and a thorn from the crown of thorns of Jesus.
The Church of San Giovanni in Bragora, along with other attractions in Venice, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Topic: Church of San Giovanni in Bragora in Italy, Venice resort.