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Churches and religious buildings of Pisa

Churches and religious buildings of Pisa

Jewish Cemetery

Jewish Cemetery

Largo Coconut Griffi, 10-56126 – Pisa
Tel 050-542580

The cemetery is located behind the Piazza dei Miracoli, the side baptistery. Opening hours: Sunday 9.30-12.30, 16.30-dusk Wednesday to offer input.
The Jewish cemetery of Pisa, located on various levels of land, is included in the monumental complex of Piazza dei Miracoli, dates back to 1648 and is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Europe: there are memories preserved ancient tombs of significant historical and artistic value, with not only written in Hebrew and Italian but also Spanish and Portuguese of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, French, German and Czech. There are famous people buried in the politics and culture. From the artistic side of the cemetery has an extraordinary repertoire ranging from traditional Iberian barrows parallelepiped, the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the monuments of the early nineteenth century Empire style, from Gothic tabernacles of the nineteenth century, Art Nouveau styles of the late King Umberto and the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century.

Church of Santo Stefano extra Moenia

Its construction dates back to the eleventh century when it was part of the complex of the ancient Hospital of St. Lazarus and a convent of Benedictine nuns, which no longer exist.

The church has been heavily altered over the centuries: it was actually shortened the rear and then oriented in the opposite position. Of the ancient structure was preserved the facade (ex-apse) and the southern flank. The interior has three naves divided by pillars and columns, with capitals in the nave in Romanesque style. The arches are decorated with red and white bands.

Church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri

Church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri

Piazza dei Cavalieri, 8-56100 – Pisa
Tel 050-580814

Hours: winter 11:00 to 16:30 from Monday to Saturday, 11:30 to 17:30 Sunday, 9:00 to 18:00 during the summer

Admission: € 1.30 On the occasion of the Jubilee 2000 were exposed to the 24 flags of the Order of Santo Stefano that were removed in 1988 for the need of restoration
Hours: winter 11:00 to 16:30 from Monday to Saturday, Sunday 11:30 to 17:30; summer 9:00 to 18:00 Admission: € 1.30 On the occasion of the Jubilee 2000 were exposed to the 24 flags of the Order of Santo Stefano, which had been removed in 1988 for the need of restoration

The church, celebrated on July 7, 1562, began to be built by Vasari April 17, 1565, where once stood the church of San Sebastian to More Factories. This church was built for Cosimo I de ‘Medici as the Collegiate and Military Order of Knighthood of Saint Stephen, Pope and Christian martyr. The facade, begun by Vasari, was completed on the project and design of Giovanni de ‘Medici. Originally it was only one nave, which were added in the seventeenth century the two aisles, completed in 1934. The church keeps inside memorabilia, flags and lights removed from the Turkish and pirate ships throughout the centuries XVI – XVIII. The large wooden ceiling presents works dedicated to businesses and to glory of the Order of Santo Stefano.

Church of Sant’Ermete in Orticaia

Church of Sant’Ermete in Orticaia

Via Sant’Ermete
Pisa

Founded in the twelfth century, was rebuilt several times, although it retains some elements as old as the brick on the left side.

Church of Santa Marta

It was formerly called the Church of St. Viviana Suarta in the name of the old neighborhood where the church stood, and in memory of that time was located on Bibbiana today. In 1334 the church was built on the will of the Dominican scholar Dominic rides together with the annexed convent of Dominican nuns who remained there until 1789. The church has undergone profound changes in the middle of the eighteenth century, especially regarding the shape and orientation. The interior has a nave and baroque style, is considered one of the richest and most pleasant among the churches of Pisa. On the main altar is a large painted crucifix, due to the School of Pisa in 1200.