The Santa Maria del Carmelo Church in the sestiere Dorsoduro in Venice is also called the Santa Maria dei Carmini Church. Highlights are paintings by Lorenzo Lotto and Cima da Conegliano.
Santa Maria del Carmelo Church Venice
Address, opening hours and entrance fee
Address : Campo dei Carmini – Venice (tel. +39 041 5226553). Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 07:00 to 12:00 and from 14:30 to 19:00. Entrance fee: Free of charge. Public transportation: Line 1, stop Ca’ Rezzonico; line 2, 5.1, 5.2, 6, 10, 14, stop Zattere; line 6, stop San Basilio; line N, stop Zattere, San Basilio.
History and description
The Santa Maria dei Carmini Church was founded in the 13th century, together with the adjacent Carmelite convent.
Construction of the church started in 1286, but the completion did not take place until 1348. These years are indicated on the protiro of the side entrance decorated with plant motifs.
The interior, first reconstructed in the 16th century, was further enriched one century later by a wooden decoration of the arches of the nave, depicting saints and prophets. There are also a number of paintings on display that feature events from the order’s history.
Highlights include a “San Nicola in Glory” by Lorenzo Lotto and a “Nativity with Saints” painted by Cima da Conegliano.