Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro

Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro, Brindisi

Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro

Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro
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Malta_Gozo
Island of Malta, Malta182 contributions
An experience not to be missed by those who love history
Sep 2021 • Family
An amazing experience that I highly recommend to all those who love history. The place is a priceless historical jewel enriched with many amazing human stories engraved in every inch of the building. At first I entered and besides appreciating the old building I couldn't understand its meaning. I asked the gentleman from whom I bought the ticket (€3) if he could give me some information. After helping some other tourists he came to me. I thought that maybe he was going to tell me a sentence or two. But this gentleman explained to me all the history from the time it was built in 1743 till the last additions to the ceiling that were recently added. He related such an amazing story with so much passion that I was feeling transported away to the times of the templars who built this place to pray before leaving for Jerusalem. He explained about the columns, their alignment, why one seems to be inclined, the three different layers of frescoes and what they show, how they used to be painted on fresh Mata, the doors, the altar, the engraved signs on the outside walls, the mosaic flooring and everything else. I am so grateful to this gentleman. I thank him as he truly made my visit an amazing one.
Written 10 September 2021
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KrassimiraM
Sofia, Bulgaria4 contributions
my exciting visit to this church
Nov 2019
On Nov. 29th 2019 I had the great chance and pleasure to visit this amazing church. For sure it is the most interesting place in Brindisi. And it is so because of the great help and intelligently told story of Angelo and his lady-colleague. They are people who invite visitors as if it is in their home, they like and love the sight they are responsible for and willingly share all they know about the history, architecture and all details about the church inside and outside (incl. the wonderful garden). They make you feel very special - with this personal attitude towards you. They are well educated and prepared to discuss any theme about the church and Brindisi as a whole. It was my most interesting time of that my one day in Brindisi. It was a privilege for me to meet these so nice people and I am most grateful for this. I send them my very best regards! Thanks once again! And nobody should miss this place!
Krassimira - Sofia, Bulgaria
Written 4 December 2019
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Mauibeth
Kihei, Hawaii302 contributions
Fascinating Architecture and Frescos
Sep 2019
In addition to the well preserved architecture and some frescos in good shape, there are little symbols carved in hidden spots that were messages to early Christians that this was a safe house. Definitely get the docent to walk you around and show you some of them, as well as getting explanations of some of the frescos. There are placards in English and Italian. It should take you 30-60 minutes to thoroughly tour the garden as well as the open sections of the church (the basement and its mosaics are closed but visible from the main floor.
Written 3 December 2019
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ecurrymeg
Keswick, VA4 contributions
Interesting and different
Oct 2019
Building was different because it was round which is unusual. The frescoes at one time were probably fantastic but unfortunately little remains. Look for the great carvings around the door going to the garden.
Written 9 November 2019
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Monica_W8_10
Croydon, UK102 contributions
Interesting historical building
May 2019 • Friends
This is a very interesting place to visit. The curator was very knowledgeable and showed us interesting details which we would otherwise have missed. It's small but full of history and well worth a visit.
Written 26 July 2019
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JohnGM2018
Reading, UK7 contributions
An example of an ealry concentric/temple church
May 2019
Hidden away in the maze of narrow streets, it is however well signposted. The 'guardian' was knowledgeable and helpful. Photography, without flash is allowed. Apart from its famous alfresco paintings, well worth a visit in their own right, do look out for the stone carvings around the doors, both the main entrance and the old main entrance which is to the west of the church facing where the altar would have stood. Entrance is free. There is also a restful, beautifully laid out garden to the back of the Tempio,
Written 14 May 2019
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Peter Coombes
Oxford, UK67 contributions
Calm and tranquil and quiet and resonant...
Dec 2018 • Business
I really liked walking around this church and the garden. The stonework is stunning, the place was totally quiet in December.
Written 16 December 2018
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Cathy
Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia62 contributions
Stunning historical gem
Oct 2018 • Solo
This was my favourite site in all of Brindisi. Angelo the wonderful guide, explained with such passion and knowledge the significance of this restoration project. Built in the 11th century! Angelos description of the magnificent frescos (some on top of another- three layers in some cases over time), the unique pillars, the extraordinary main portal each carving having meaning. Seeing the Temple through the wisdom of Angelo was a highlight of my Italian trip.
Written 2 October 2018
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Paola B
16 contributions
A hidden gem!
Jul 2018 • Family
Observe, and find out the architectural elements and which period they refer to, or just be guided by the guardian. It is a stunning project of conservation and restoration.
Written 29 August 2018
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chutneymama
Troutbeck Bridge, UK81 contributions
Round church filled with light and atmosphere.
Jul 2018 • Couples
well worth rooting out if you are in Brindisi and don't miss the lovely gardens at the back, a real sense of age and peacefullness.
Written 19 July 2018
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