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Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore

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Address: Campo Redentore | Giudecca, 30133 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 0412750462
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Palladio designed church

This church, located on Guidecca, was commissioned to commemorate the 1576 plague which killed 50,000 people. It is a classically designed Palladian church that was built raised... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Reading, PA

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This church, located on Guidecca, was commissioned to commemorate the 1576 plague which killed 50,000 people. It is a classically designed Palladian church that was built raised above sea level. Admission is included in the Venezia Unica city pass, as well as the church visit Chorus card.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

“Il Redentore” – church of the Holy Redeemer - dominates the skyline of the island of Giudecca. It is a 16th century church and was designed by Andrea Palladio and built as a votive (to fulfill a vow) church to thank God for the deliverance of the city from the plague. Some treasured artwork by Francesco Bassano, Lazzaro Bastiani, Carlo... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This church on Guidecca was designed by Andrea Palladio, the same architect of Chiesa Di San Giorgio which can be seen two stops before on the #2 Line, as you travel from San Zaccaria just off Piazza San Marco. The white façade is reminiscent of Saint Stae on the Grand Canal, but not as ornate. The interior has good natural... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I took the short vaporetto (waterbus) journey here from San Giorgio Maggiore and couldn't believe I hadn't bothered coming here before despite several previous visits to Venice. To keep this review brief, I agree with other erudite reviewers who have commented on the balanced proportions and understated beauty of this great church. I think it is Palladio's greatest achievement. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We walked from the Hilton to this rather understated church from the outside, a good example of the Palladio architecture built in the 16th century for the victims of the plaque, has a peaceful and calming interior, and you will not find too many tourists

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Il Redentore is, with nearby San Giorgio Maggiore, the best example of Palladian architecture in Venice, more than worth the vaporetto ride to the sedate, largely residential Giudecca. The simple, almost unadorned front is an austere contrast to the baroque excess on offer elsewhere in the city's churches. Built to celebrate the city's umpteenth survival of a plague epidemic, the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A classically designed church by Palladio. The exterior is well proportioned and elegant and inside is unadorned but beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is one of the best examples of Palladio's work in Venice and is easily accessed by vaporetto. You aren't likely to find a lot of tourists here but on occasion, you will definitely encounter groups of architecture students. Go anyway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The church was bulit to get rid Venice of the plague in the 16th century. It's grand, calm and peaceful. Definitely worth a trip to Giudecca. If you come this way, walk around this island, it's removed from touristy crowds and gives you splendid views of the Venice's main island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Didn't get time to get up close but from a distance this was an excellent addition to the skyline across the waterways. A superb church which is very impressive.

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