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“San Giorgio Maggiore” cathedral

While being on the promenade “Riva degli Schiavoni” in Venice (Grand Canal, next to the “San-Marco” square) is impossible not to pay attention to located on the other side of the canal beautiful cathedral. It is the “San Giorgio Maggiore” cathedral. Cathedral is located on the “San Giorgio Maggiore” island in Venice. It was built between 1566 and 1610.

Cathedral bell tower is a square brick tower 75 meters high. The tower was built in 1791. Oldest bell tower was built in 1467 and destroyed by an earthquake in 1774.

To the island is not land road (there is no bridge). To get to the island is possible by boat only.

Cathedral is also known that here in 1800, was crowned Pope Pius VII, elected pope at the conclave was held in Venice. There are several famous paintings in the cathedral.

The photo was taken from a boat in February 2013 during a tourist trip to Italy.

“San Giorgio Maggiore” cathedral
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