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Il Redentore

Campo Redentore | Giudecca, Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
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Ranked #43 of 218 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Traveler Description: A must for all architecture fans as this is one of Palladio,s finest works.For mere mortals it is a wonderful serene church,unlike most Italian... more »
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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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54 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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Long Island, New York
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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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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Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Very quiet and peaceful place in noisy Venice. Easy access from San Mark's square, you'll be eased by the atomsphere and healed.

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

A classic Palladio structure and part of Venice's city state history, a visit gets you away from the main tourist spots. A must if you are inspired by the grandeur of churches

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Winter Park, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

This is a characteristic, double temple facade church by the greatest architect in the Veneto. The inside has been polluted by subsequent additions but try to ignore them and see the meditative calm imparted by Palladio's structure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We got our first dramatic views of Il Redentore across the Giudecca canal during our walk along Zattere on our first afternoon in Venice. We visited it early on a Sunday morning as they were preparing for a service. It is a wonderful church. All the gleaming marble, the columns and domes are so pleasing and restful. It was a... More

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