Friday, 28 June 2013

San Glacometo church and Arte Musica, Venice

This small San Glacometo church close to the Rialto Bridge was built in the 11th century. It was here that the first church of Venice stood. Remarkable is the giant clock with a golden pointer, the center is in a sun shape. Looking a bit higher we see three bells.

The interior is simple and dark with a few interesting altars. The church is used as a museum and information center for Arte Musica. They present all kinds of instruments to visitors and sell tickets to museums and concerts. People were very friendly in this church and museum.

Unfortunately this was the only church or museum we found in Venice where tourists were allowed to take pictures. In total we visited more than ten monuments. This is the only city in the world we know that has such a policy. Enough reason for us to spend our money in cities where we are more appreciated.

Dit is de kleine San Glacometo kerk in de buurt van de Rialto Brug en ze werd gebouwd in de 11de eeuw. Hier stond vroeger de eerste kerk van Venetië. Opmerkelijk is de reuze klok met gouden wijzer, het hart van de wijzer is in de vorm van de zon. Een beetje hoger zie je drie klokken in de toren. 

Het interieur is eenvoudig, wat donker en bevat interessante altaren. De kerk wordt uitgebaat als museum en informatiecentrum voor Arte Musica. Men stelt er allerlei muziekinstrumenten ten toon en verkopen tickets voor musea en concerten. Mensen waren zeer vriendelijk. 

Spijtig genoeg was dit de enige door ons gevonden kerk en museum in Venetië waar men foto’s mocht nemen. In totaliteit hebben we meer als tien monumenten en gebouwen bezocht. Dit is de enige stad ter wereld die wij kennen, die zo’n beleid voert. Genoeg reden om ons geld te spenderen in steden die bezoekers meer waarderen.. 
 
San Glacometo Church Venice

San Glacometo Church Venice

San Glacometo Church Venice

Arte Musica Venice

San Glacometo Church Venice

San Glacometo Church Venice

San Glacometo Church Venice

Arte Musica Venice

San Glacometo Church Venice

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11 comments:

  1. I LOVE that clock!!! And the instruments! Are there many churches in Venice, how would it compare with other countries? And what is the country's major religion, Catholic? A movie I have watched several times is "Don't Look Back" A moody murder mystery set in Venice, and it was partly about a church there.

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  2. Speciale klok én klokkentoren, Filip ! Die instrumenten zijn juweeltjes !
    En die foto's..., ik maak het vaak mee bij letterkappers, soms in koffiehuisjes... !
    Lie(f)s.

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  3. Clocks always fascinate me!

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  4. in meerdere musea mag je geen foto's nemen jammer genoeg
    mooie klok met dat zonnetje

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  5. Lovely old clock. Don't blame you for not wanting to spend your money there...not much fun if you can't take photos of what you want to.

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  6. Mooie foto's van deze schitterende klok
    Mijnnikonenik

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  7. the clock is so beautiful!

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  8. Great post!! I remember this church from my visit to Venice in 2010!

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  9. I've never been to Venice so many thanks for your sharing. It was a nice experience for me. Groetjes from quite windy Budapest.

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  10. muziekinstrumenten winkel trekken mij ook altijd aan. Mooi is de zonneklok
    Groetjes Dietmut


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  11. Love the shots you got here, and it is amazing to think that this church is nearly 1000 years old. Incredible.

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