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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 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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What an imposing church! Especially in the middle of a thunderstorm!!!! We visited following encouraging reviews by other Trip Advisor visitors and were not disappointed. The Church is inspiring and brought alive by the excellent audio guides. The atmosphere was enhanced by a huge thunderstorm overhead when lightening struck the church causing the lights to come on and the fire... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This church has a large collection of masterpieces. If I remember correctly, you cannot take pictures. But, it's worth it to see the pictures in their original setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were pondering walking out to visit this church as our time was limited but we are sure glad we did. There was no line, the price of admission was minimal, and the audio tour downloaded before we left on our trip was incredibly informative. We learned a lot about the church, its importance, and the members who were responsible... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Basilica's exterior is nothing special, but the interior is stocked with impressive artwork, sculptures, tombs of famous Doges and painters, and beautiful ornamentation. Bellini, Tintoretto, Titian...I always return here when I visit Venice. Love the neighbourhood, too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Absolutely a highlight of Venice - being able to see masterpieces in their natural setting that we have seen in books was spectacular.

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