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St. Mary of the Friars

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Address: San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 272 8611
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Description: Originally built in the mid-13th century, Santa Maria dei Frari (St. Mary...
Originally built in the mid-13th century, Santa Maria dei Frari (St. Mary of the Friars) houses many masterpieces of Venetian Renaissance art, notably Giovanni Bellini's triptych "Madonna and Child with Saints," and the "Pesaro Madonna" by Titian, who is buried in the church.
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Lovely church

Another lovely church in Venice with amazing art. You are not allowed to take photos, which we respected, although many tourists did.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It was a long walk from our hotel and I don't remember anything really spectacular about it but if it's close and you've visited St. Mark's Square I suppose it's worth a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Another lovely church in Venice with amazing art. You are not allowed to take photos, which we respected, although many tourists did.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Well worth a visit, with striking tombs and monuments (eg, Canova's). There are so many magnificent churches across Italy, each with their own amazing works of art and historical interests, that it can become rather overwhelming. However, this and St Mark's Basilica would be the two most impressive churches in Venice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Take extra digital photo cards, you will need them! There is a lot of history and information to gather, and you will have fun traveling to there on foot as well!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A nice add on if you are going to the Scuola Grande Di San Rocco. St Mary of the Friars(The Frari) was pretty good with some lovely paintings and statues. I particularly liked Vittoria's statue of St Jerome. Easy to get to- right near the Scuola Grande di San Rocco which is signposted from the San Toma vaporetto stop. http://www.venice.nu/maps/vaporettostops-bigmap/

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Good art on display. Nice stroll to get there from the watertaxi stop. worth a short trip. We sat down at a nice street side cafe on the way there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It is worth of visiting in venice and get the chance to feel the sacred religious atmosphere in the church . Although the camera is prohibited but i did take some snap in the church!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Go find this church with interesting and important art work. Before we went in a man was singing opera which was very enjoyable!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This should have been a lovely visit. This church is open and airy and has some beautiful art & sculptures in it. However, as we were finishing our circuit of the church, my daughter pointed out to me the Pesaro tomb and noted the four black slave statues at the base of the tomb. While perhaps historically significant, it made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

All the churches in Venice are beautiful, we walked for miles and miles exploring the areas which have these churches and although this was beautiful, all of the others are as well.

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Address: San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 272 8611
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.