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Il Redentore

Address: Campo Redentore | Giudecca, Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
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Ranked #35 of 214 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks

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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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New York City, New York
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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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Kamnik
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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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Gateshead, England
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

One of the most beautiful churches in Venice - the pale interior makes it feel light, peaceful and still. Ideal for a period of contemplation and prayer as not so inundated with tourists as some other churches in Venice are. A wedding and a multiple christening taking place when I visited.

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Belford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

One of the great churches of Venice, built as a thanksgiving by the three-quarters of the Venetian population who didn't die of plague in 1575/6. The classical Palladio design looks beautiful from Zattere on the opposite side of the Giudecca canal. Inside it retains the classical look and feel, with loads of white marble. Other Venice churches have better art... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The church itself is lovely, and it is one of the few Palladio designed worship houses in Venice. Once a year, on the third week-end in July, the Festa del Redentore takes place and the relative quiet of the church and the waterfront surrounding it are transformed as thousands of pilgrims and revelers make their way there. It is an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

It's lovely to cross the water to Giudecca and visit this Palladio church, restored relatively recently. A haven of stillness reflected in the simplicity of the architecture. My particular highlight was the Vivarini madonna in the sacristy, particularly serene in deep orange robes. This is a Chorus Church so you can access it on the ticket that covers 16 or... More 

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Ashbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

A beautiful church, one of Palladio's best, and not spoilt by later Baroque additions. Within a short water bus journey of the main sites, but away from the hordes of tour groups from the huge cruise ships now spoiling Venice's main sites.

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