Interno della Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista

San Giovanni Battista Church

Castello, 30122 Venezia

The Church of San Giovanni Battista was built in 1187, along with the adjacent Grand Priory of Lombardy and Venice of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. It was then house of two Orders of Knighthood: the Knights Templar and the Knights Ospedalieri di San Giovanni.
The present form dates back to the restoration carried out by Gran Priore Sebastiano Michiel between 1498 and 1505. For the same Gran Priore, Giovanni Bellini created an altarpiece, in 1505, which is still possible to admire inside the church.

Info and contacts:
Palazzo Malta
Castello 3253, 30122 Venezia (Italia)
Massimo Colabucci +39 347 8727201
Tel: + 041 5222452
Fax: + 041 5209955
email: segreteria@smomve.org