Baroque Architecture of Burano: St. Martin Church

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The Church of St. Martin (Italian: Chiesa di San Martino) is a Roman Catholic church located in Piazza Galuppi, the main square of the Island of Burano, Italy.

Five interesting facts about the Church of St. Martin:

  • It was built in the 16th century.
  • It was reconsecrated in 1645.
  • It contains the Italian painter Francesco Fontebasso (1707–1769) tapestries from 1732 and the "Crucifixion" work of the Italian painter Gian Battista Tiepolo (1696–1770).
  • Built between 1703 and 1714 by the Italian architect Andrea Tirali (1657–1737), the Campanile has a square plan and is 6.20 m (20 ft) wide at the bottom and 53 m (173.8 ft) high.
  • Because of land subsidence the Campanile is inclined of 1.83 m (8 ft) respect to its axis.

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View of the leaning Campanile, Burano Island

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The Church of St. Martin and its leaning Campanile viewed from Piazza Galuppi, Burano Island

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Interior of the Church of St. Martin, Burano Island

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Interior of the Church of St. Martin, Burano Island

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Burano with the leaning Campanile viewed from Mazzorbo Island


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