Church of the Santissimo Redentore

The Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore, commonly known as Il Redentore, is a 16th-century Roman Catholic church located on Giudecca (island) in sestiere Dorsoduro.

It is one of the most famous and venerated churches in Venice, and the centerpiece of one of the city’s most deeply felt public celebrations (the Festa del Redentore, on the third Sunday in July).

Commissioned by the Senate to honor a vow taken during the terrible plague of 1575-77, the Church was designed by the architect Andrea Palladio and is one of the absolute masterpieces of Renaissance architecture.

It was completed after Palladio’s death in 1580 by his foreman Antonio da Ponte, who remained faithful to the original design, represented in the façade with its broken pediments by the half columns and the strong horizontal element that ties its geometry together.

Located on the waterfront of the Canale della Giudecca, it dominates the skyline of the island of Giudecca. It is a member of the Chorus Association of Venetian churches and contains several paintings by artists including Tintoretto, Paolo Veronese and Francesco Bassano.

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