Santa Maria del Giglio. Its beautiful façade.

Church of Santa Maria del Giglio, interior and high altar.
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Santa Maria del Giglio. Its beautiful façade.


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Church of Santa Maria del Giglio, interior and high altar.



Santa Maria del Giglio

The church of Santa Maria del Giglio (or Zobenigo, the name of the Dalmatian Yubanico family that founded this church in the 10th Century) owes its current form to reconstruction in the second half of the 1600s. The façade by Giuseppe Sardi is one of the most original and lavish Venetian Baroque works: carved marble plans of Venetian overseas cities and fortresses. A magnificent monument to Antonio Barbaro and his family. The single nave interior has a ceiling decorated with large paintings by Antonio Zanchi. The church has two beautiful organ-doors painted by Tintoretto in a very short period of time and valuable works by Alessandro Vittoria, Sebastiano RicciGiambattista PiazzettaJacopo Palma il Giovane and Gian Maria Morlaiter, making it a precious small museum of Venetian art. Not to be missed is the extraordinary Madonna and Child with St. John, the only canvas by the Flemish artist Pieter Paul Rubens in Venice.


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