Scuola Grande dei Carmini

Scuola Grande dei Carmini Masterpiece by Tiepolo

Scuola Grande dei Carmini

One of six major Scuolas in Venice

The Carmelite order has been based in Venice sincethe 13th century.Next to themonasteryand thechurchthebrotherhoodhas also founded its ownScuola: theScuolaGrandedeiCarmini. It is oneofthesixmajorScuolas(comparable toguilds) in Veniceand wasbuiltin 1663.Of particular interest istheassemblyhall on the firstfloor. GiambattistaTiepolopainted the ninepaintings on the ceiling at the beginningof the18th century. Thepainting “Mary oftheBlessedSimonistheScapularof theCarmelites” is considered to be hisgreatest work.

OppositetheScuolayou will find theGothicCarmelitechurchfrom the13th century. Again, thereareseveralimportantpaintingstoadmire: “Adoration of theShepherds” byCimada Conegliano, “St.NicholaswithSt. John theBaptistandLucia” by LorenzoLottoandthe“Presentationin the Temple”, a work by Tintoretto. The nearbyCampoSantaMargheritaisactually oneofthe busiestsquares in Veniceandone of thefewsquares with living trees. Numerousrestaurants,cafesandshopsjust beg you to take a brief break.



€ 6,-

Opening hours

Monday 11:00-16:00 |  
Tuesday 11:00-16:00 |  
Wednesday 11:00-16:00 |  
Thursday 11:00-16:00 |  
Friday 11:00-16:00 |  
Saturday 11:00-16:00 |  
Sunday 11:00-16:00 |  


Landing stage: Ca' Rezzonico

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