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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 205 attractions in Venice
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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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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A great cavernous place with some huge monuments in very poor taste - Canova's sticks out like a sore thumb. Little to commend it.

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is quite a nice large church. I can't say it's one of my favourites but if you are in the area it's worth a quick look. There is an entry fee of 3 euros but you can have a look standing by the entry also if you don't want to pay.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Impressive, huge, and beautiful without the queues and hassle of San Marco. Buy a gelato, and eat it in the campo, and people watch.

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

One of the most beautiful churches in Venice. The entrance is 3 euro for adults and 1.5 for students.

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Fantastic building and a beautiful space. Was very moved to find myself looking at Monteverdi's grave. And as to Canova's grave and memorial - wow!

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I had a very spiritually emotional experience while attending Mass at this incredibly beautiful edifice. I was moved to tears of Joy by the whole experience filled with organ music.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A little out of the way - but wonderful. Beautiful alter area and choir. Take time to visit. This is one of the most beautiful churches in Italy.

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Redmond, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Its a nice church.interior of the church is beautiful, do visit it if you have time.Its a stop before rialto bridge.Its easy to get lost in venice,since its like a maze and you will feel you passed through this road many times before you reach your destination.Its better to carry a good phone with very good gps.

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Britt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Don't judge this church by the exterior. Full of beautiful artwork, statuary, very impressive and unique choir stalls, stories told in paintings, intricate carving, etc., etc.- don't miss it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was a really enjoyable visit, with a good deal of things to see and do. The wonderful paintings, but also little chapels here, little sacristies there. A lovely worthwhile trip.

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