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Santa Maria della Salute

Campo della Salute | Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
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Ranked #26 of 221 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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Owner 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Fantasic cathederal easily reachable via vaporetto 1 ( heading towards Salute stop) just 2 stop away and you will reach here directly Tips : go there at 5.15pm on Saturday when i went and They had the ceremony ongoing ! Beautiful and Peaceful ! There's a exhibition hall next to it ! It always change seasonly depend on which period... More

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Purley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This was the first church I visited in Venice, it is supposedly one of the largest but when inside it didn't strike me as that large and it didn't for me have the wow factor. It's location is great and it is impressive for the outside, makes for a great picture and the view across to the Doges Palace offers... More

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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is an amazing baroque church in Dorsoduro with a vaporetto stop right outside so it's easy to visit; it's also only a short walk from the Accademia bridge. If you happen to be in Venice on November 21st, Venetians celebrate surviving the black plague at Salute and build a pontoon bridge from the the campo next to the Gritti... More

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Have ,Visited this most Beautiful church twice over the years,the most recent being just a few weeks ago,it was build back in the mid 1600,s as a response to a Particularly terrible Plague,which killed around a 3rd of the Population of Venice,and was built in Honor of the Virgin Mary ,who at the time was belived to have lifted the... More

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Beautiful church inside and out. First experience was so long ago, Venice for the first time as a 19 year old arriving outside at 6 in the morning after hitch hiking across Europe. Sun just up, delivery boats the only thing moving. Sitting outside this lovely Church, looking across to st Mark's Square, and back to where we were sitting.Sublime.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Call Salute,it is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in the Dorsoduro of Venice. The Dome was add after. You can find it between the Grand Canal and the Bacino di San Marco. And see it very well arriving the Piazza San Marco by water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Diagonally opposite Piazza San Marco on Dorsoduro. Extremely impressive building. I went on a Sunday morning when a service was in progress. Lovely to listen to the singing especially with such great acoustics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

So incredibly beautiful and my favorite church while in Italy. There was a service while we were there although visitors were allowed to enter and it made the experience almost sacred.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Even if you only pass it on the Grand Canal you will be blown away by the beauty of this Church. We took a walk from our hotel and came across its doors and were happy we peaked inside. I suggest you do the same!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This church a must see in Venice (free admission) and a lot of history behind,this was the church built as way to thanks that the plague didn't wipe out Venice,there's a million wooden pillars underneath supporting the weight of the church and the Duomo on top . definitely a sight to see if you walk 500 meters you will be... More

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