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St. Mary of the Friars

San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Croce)
+39 041 272 8611
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Ranked #7 of 215 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: Originally built in the mid-13th century, Santa Maria dei Frari (St. Mary of the Friars) houses many masterpieces of Venetian Renaissance art, notably... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The huge, dark interior of this wonderful church which we hadn't planned to visit but stumbled upon, really was a highlight of the trip. The incredible tombs of Titian and Canovas contrast with each other while the formers glowing alter piece were highlights. A real joy.

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Vieille Europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The main attraction of this church is probably Tizian's painting above the main altar. Don't just stop there, the church has much to offer. It is a member of the CHORUS association which means that you have to pay for the visit (3 EUR). It is advisable to buy a combined ticket which enables you to visit all Chorus churches... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Near San Rocco Scuola,to see, there is Frari church one of the biggest church in Venice. An amazing Tiziano worth the visit. You must pay a ticket, i don t like it, but you can enter to pray for free. In any case the ticket worth the visit, and i understand that this way you can also keep away people... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was our favourite church on the Chorus Pass circuit made better by the fact that we had downloaded Rick Steve's free audioguide. The church has it's own audioguides for hire which I would recommend as there is a lot of artwork which as better appreciated if you know a little about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This was an unexpected treasure during our visit. There's a Bernini here. It is such a spectacular sight that it even impressed my 24 year old son. Well worth the 3 euros to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The ancient chorus and the Madonna Assunta di Titian is great! There are no many place in the world where you can find great art inside the original local place. The monument of Canova is incredible too! So many different style inside a wonderful church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We loved going to this church, we took the vaporetti to S. Tomas and it was a shirt walk from there. The church is next to a lovely little canal in a square where we sat and enjoyed the peace. Inside the church is beautiful with an interesting historical past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a very worthwhile visit when walking in the San Polo district -Friari area. It is a magnificent Gothic style church where the artist Titian and the composer Monteverdi among others are at rest.

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Wonderdul... a fabulous churh with combination of art and love behind of this church history... cannot say much for this roman Gothic architecture. ... do not forget to visit this...

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State of Rio Grande do Sul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This gothic church is one of Venice's must-sees for art-lovers, for several reasons. First, it holds the monumental tombs of Titian and Canova (whose heart is burried there). Canova's monument, which was originally designed by himself to be the tomb of Titian, is one of the most breathtaking and mesmerizing group of sculptures for this purpuse I've ever seen. The... More

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