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San Giorgio in Braida
is a Roman Catholic church
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the world's largest Christian church, with over a billion members. Led by the Pope, it defines its mission as spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ, administering the sacraments and exercising charity...
Verona ; German Bern, Dietrichsbern or Welschbern) is a city in the Veneto, northern Italy, with approx. 265,000 inhabitants and one of the seven chef-lieus of the region. It is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third of North-Eastern Italy. The metropolitan area of Verona...
, northern Italy.
It was built in the 16th century in the medieval quarter of Veronetta. The 12th century bell tower is what remains of a monastery built in the eleventh century.
The facade is marble white with two rows of pillars. The statues of St. George and St. Lorenzo Giustiniani are on sides.
The interior has a single nave built between 1536 and 1543, and contains key works of art. Above the main door is a Tintoretto
Tintoretto , real name Jacopo Comin, was a Venetian painter and a notable exponent of the Renaissance school. For his phenomenal energy in painting he was termed Il Furioso...
painting depicting the baptism of Christ. The church houses Paolo Veronese
Paolo Veronese was an Italian painter of the Renaissance in Venice, famous for paintings such as The Wedding at Cana and The Feast in the House of Levi...
's masterpiece, The Martyrdom of St. George
In 1540 Michele Sanmicheli built the dome of the church.