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Santa Maria della Salute

Campo della Salute | Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy (San Croce)
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Ranked #24 of 215 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Activities: Walking
Description: Designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1631-83, the church's façade is embellished with 125 statues, which form a sharp contrast to the somber interior.
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46 reviews 46 reviews
43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It is situated at the entrance of the Grand Canal makes it really easy to find. The church itself is quite big on the exterior, but the inside is quite small. Beautiful architecture inside and outside. The view in front of the church looking out onto the canal is good too. Overall, a nice place to go.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is an absolute masterpiece and, in my view, one of the best attractions in Venice. It dominates the view along the Grand Canal, giving a stately grandeur to a rather plain and dull view.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I loved this charming and elegant place. I spent several hours just watching the people, water and soaking up the atmosphere. This is a great way to relax and soak up elegant history.

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durham uk
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78 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I must take issue with the previous reviewer about this being "just another church", it has been built in one of the most challenging environments in the world,and has a backdrop to die for! It's location is breathtakingly beautiful,and the building itself is awe-inspiring! JUST ANOTHER CHURCH! What are you thinking about! !

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Geneva, Switzerland
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170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

...albeit of great historical significance. There are many more interesting churches to take your time

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Uppsala, Sweden
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Such a beautiful church and especially the area for prayers only. It's so amazing on the outside to, I think you shouldn't miss this church and the things around it. We walked there from Rialto where we stayed, over the Accademia bridge and then we took the vaparetto back to San Marco, perfect!

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Gold Beach, OR
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We have visited many churches and this is a wonderful one. We enjoyed the beauty of the architecture and the many pieces of art. Don't miss this one.

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Warsaw, Poland
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beautifull, huge building on top of the Canale Grande, ending with this splendid church and Punta Dogana. It is a gem itself, beautiful architectural masterpiece, housing numerous artworks such as by Titian or Tintoretto. Offes also a beautiful view over Canale and the other side of it. A must see.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have visited almost all of the churches of Venice. Each has its own charm, history, artwork, and significance. Santa Maria della Salute strikes me because of: 1. its location, at the mouth of the Grand Canal 2. Its striking appearance in the evening, and at so many other times of the day. 3. The design of its glorious roof... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We enjoyed this basilica. It is well situated overlooking the lagoon. There were no crowds. There were lots of steps to sit on out of the sun, which was a relief because it was so hot. This basilica proffers a wonderful sight from the bridge by the Accademia, but has little inside, although there are some large paintings.

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