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St. Mary of the Friars

San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Polo)
+39 041 272 8611
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Venice Rialto Market, San Polo and Frari Church...
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Ranked #7 of 221 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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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.
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Purley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This church holds some key pieces and some not so well known gems. Impersonally wanted to see The monument to Titian and Canova's tomb which by the way just looks so strange in these surroundings. Seeing Titian's Assumption was a highlight but you really do have to marvel at the workmanship seen on the monks choir chairs. Make sure you... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This one of the largest churches in Venice. It is a medieval Franciscan church and contains Titian's Assumption. There are many other paintings and sculptured within the church. Worth a visit.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

OK, I'll admit it. My wife had to drag me here and at first I said she should go in by herself. How wrong could I be? The church is way more impressive and awe inspiring than the Basilica at St Marks Square. The architecture is second only to the Duomo in Milan. The art in terms of crypts, statues,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Amazing ! Buy a Chorus church pass and see as many of these churches as you can in the time available. You can see 20 within the year - the art is just astounding

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Cary, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Better known as the "Frari" church, this location sits on a quiet canal a block or two behind the Scuolo Grande de San Rocco - and you'll want a map to find it if you don't have a guide. There are lovely frescoed walls and numerous priceless works of art housed within, but for my part - Canova's Tomb is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Large memorials to Canova and Titian. Great paintings everywhere you look. 3 Euros to get in is enough and no photography allowed.

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Angol, Araucania, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

When i Was in san Marco i decided to go across the canal Walking is a short trip in the map but carefully ... Venice is Huge and the maps are tricky...the closer Bridge is fr away and there is a lot of Churges called Santa Maria Gloriosa The One Most Impresive is Santa Maria Della Salute. Every Church is... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

St. Mark's is probably the one church every sees in Venice, but if you can only go to one other, this might be the one. It has some amazing artwork inside, including the Titian Assumption and Bellini's Madonna and Child - plus the amazing pyramid-like tomb of Casanova.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A beautiful huge church with some stunning art and memorials. Worth a 30 minute detour. Taking photos is frowned upon.

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Cultural and just beautiful. Enjoyed as much as st. Mark..3 euros admittance.. Have seen many basilica's in Florence and enjoyed the art and architecture of this hidden gem.

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