Filming location in Indiana Jones Series

Filming Location
The Library in Venice

In the search for his father, Indiana Jones finds himself in the beautiful heart of Venice, at a magnificent library. Scenes from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” were filmed at a former Venetian church, which is now a museum.

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Where did they film the Library scenes?

The Campo San Barnaba is a city square in Dorsoduro, one of the six sestieri (areas) of Venice, Italy. The square and the church of St. Barnaba (Chiesa di San Barnaba) were notably featured in “Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade” as the square and exterior of the Venetian library. Chiesa di San Barnaba, a church built originally in the ninth century, was reconstructed in 1776 to its present appearance, after being rebuilt in the 14th century due to a fire. Today, it houses an exhibition of machines invented by Leonardo da Vinci.

The most iconic scene from Campo San Barnaba is when Indy and Elsa emerge from a manhole at the square, surprising the clientele around. Although the manhole is no longer present, some believe it might have been installed exclusively for the film.

The scenes filmed at The Campo San Barnaba:

Indiana, Elsa, and Marcus are going to the library
Elsa Schneider (Alison Doody) guides Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) and Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott) to a library in Venice to search for clues regarding the disappearance of Indy’s father, Henry Jones (Sean Connery).

Indiana and Elsa emerge from a manhole
Amidst the square, people at café tables are stunned when a manhole cover moves, and Indiana climbs out. Enjoying the sight, he then assists Elsa out of the shaft. Men wearing red fez hats emerge from the Library and start to chase them, continuing the pursuit at the docks.

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