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Chiesa di Santa Corona

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The Dominican church was built in 1261 to house the relic of the Holy Thorn donated by Louis IX, king of France, to the bishop of Vicenza, the Blessed Bartolomeo da Breganze. The Gothic interior, with chancel by Lorenzo da Bologna from the second...more
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Contra Santa Corona 2, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
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All reviews crown of thorns beautiful church main altar choir stalls tourist office museum pass worth a visit bellini christ baptism inlaid altarpiece marble mosaics century temple sanctuary
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we sauntered over to the Chiesa di Sacra Corona, dedicated to Christ’s Crown of Thorns, of which an alleged piece was given by the king of Franc. Some of the decorations seemed to race from the Baroque on to the Rococo; but the main altar...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is included in the Vicenza museum pass and well worth a stop. Some outstanding art and good altar.

Thank TerryfromToledo
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This church was reputedly designed by Palladio, who is also buried here. It has exquisite design details that are well worth a careful look around the church.

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Reviewed October 1, 2018

The must see part and the main reason to visit has to be the beautiful Marble Altar with inlaid stones which dominates the church.

Thank PrinceofPort66
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Bellini, Veronese, Montagna -a calm and beautiful chapel designed by Palladio ( and a tablet as his gravestone in the column near the altar. A priceless altar of inlaid stones that are made into pictures. -(the Last Supper) Intarsia choir stalls of great beauty. Go...More

1  Thank zazu2012
Reviewed April 29, 2018

It rivals Palazzo Chiericati in the wealth of masterpieces it houses, including the recently restored and open to the public Valmarana Chapel, frescoes and canvases by the best known Venetian artists of the Renaissance. A visit is warmly recommended.

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Great church, with stunning decorated marble altar and very nice paintings. Jesus’ baptism on the left cannot be missed

Thank Riccardo G
Reviewed April 16, 2018

We came into the church basically because encouraged to by the guide. He popped up to us regularly to point out things of interest such as the baby Jesus being annoyed at the King kissing his foot (how many cross baby Jesuses do you know...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Of course there are many beautiful churches in Vicenza, but the Santa Corona is particularly worth a visit. Not many tourists when we there. It is a lovely quiet and light church with a serene atmosphere. And the famous Bellini painting of the Baptism of...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

This church is over 500 years old. It is beautiful inside and out, and has numerous beautiful frescos. You can walk through most of the church, not just the sanctuary. They charge a nominal fee, that is paid down the street as part of a...More

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