San Barnaba, Venice

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Church of San Barnaba
Chiesa di San Barnaba - Venezia.jpg
Façade and bell-tower of San Barnaba
Basic information
Location Venice, Italy
Geographic coordinates 45°25′59″N 12°19′31″E / 45.4331°N 12.3254°E / 45.4331; 12.3254Coordinates: 45°25′59″N 12°19′31″E / 45.4331°N 12.3254°E / 45.4331; 12.3254
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Architectural description
Architect(s) Lorenzo Boschetti
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Neoclassicism
Groundbreaking 18th century
Specifications

The church of San Barnaba is a small Neoclassic-style church in district of Dorsoduro in Venice, It is located in Campo San Barnaba. It is dedicated to the Apostle Saint Barnabas.

History[edit]

A church at the site was built in the ninth century, but destroyed by fire in 1105. Rebuilt in 1350, it was reconstructed in present form in 1776.[1] Using designs of Lorenzo Boschetti. To the left of the church was the entrance to the Casin dei Nobili (Casino of the Aristocracy), which was an active gaming house in the 18th century. [2] The church is presently deconsecrated and used for exhibits.

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