Church of Catecumeni
The façade of the church.
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The Chiesa dei S. Giovanni Battista ai Catecumeni, or I Catecumeni as it is locally known, was founded in the year 1557 and is a Catholic church.
This church was moved to its current location in 1571 where it housed slaves and prisoners of war. The purpose of the church was to convert the inhabitants to Christianity and ready them for baptism. The church and housing facility was rebuilt in the 18th century. The complex later became a nursery school and is now part of the Istituo Suore Salesie.
Structure of Building
There is no bell tower associated with this church.
The image below depicts the floor plan of I Catecumeni, including the location of the Church Floor Artifacts.
- ↑ Lorenzetti, Giulio. “Venice and its Lagoon: Historical-Artistic Guide” Edizoni LINT S.R.L. Italy. 1994.
- ↑ Cotton, Jeff. “Churches of Venice” 2012. http://churchesofvenice.co.uk/index.htm