The most revered saint who defies evil
Founded as a Benedictine monastery in the 11th century, the church is the result of a 16th century reconfiguration attributed to the architectural genius of Michele Sanmicheli. The 12th-century bell tower is what remains of a monastery built in the 11th century.
The altarpiece on the high altar, depicting the martyrdom of Saint George, is the work of one of the city’s most famous artists, Paolo Caliari, known as il Veronese. Inside the church, paintings by the famous Felice Brusasorzi, Giovanni Francesco Caroto, Jacopo Tintoretto, Girolamo Dai Libri, Romanino and Moretto da Brescia.
St. George is one of the most venerated saints in Christianity, the most revered in the Holy Land, remembered for his fight against the dragon, the symbol of Evil.