Mixed Architecture: St. Martin Church in Burano, Italy

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Chiesa di San Martino

The Church of St. Martin (Italian: Chiesa di San Martino) is a Roman Catholic church located in Piazza Galuppi, the main square of the Island of Burano, northeastern Italy.

Five interesting facts about the church:

  • The Renaissance-style temple was built in the 16th century and consecrated in 1645.
  • Its Baroque interior has a Latin cross plan, with a nave and two aisles divided by Neoclassical pillars.
  • It contains the Italian painter Francesco Fontebasso (1707–1769) tapestries from 1732 and the “Crucifixion” work of the Italian painter Gian Battista Tiepolo (1696–1770).
  • Built between 1703 and 1714 by the Italian architect Andrea Tirali (1657–1737), the Campanile has a square plan and is 6.20 m (20 ft) wide at the bottom and 53 m (173.8 ft) high.
  • Because of land subsidence, the Campanile is inclined of 1.83 m (8 ft) respect to its axis.

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Photos of St. Martin Church


St. Martin Church in Burano, Italy
Piazza Galuppi square, with St. Martin Church and its leaning Campanile
St. Martin Church in Burano, Italy
The high altar of St. Martin Church
Burano Island
Beautiful colorful houses and the leaning Campanile
St. Martin Church in Burano, Italy
View of the Church of St. Martin and the Campanile from the northeast
Burano Island
View of Burano Island with the leaning Campanile from Mazzorbo Island

Address: Piazza Baldassarre Galuppi 20, Burano, 30142 Venice, Italy

Website: TurismoVenezia


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