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Santa Maria della Salute

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Address: Campo della Salute | Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39-41-522-5558
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9:00 am - 12:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Activities: Walking
Description: Designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1631-83, the church's façade is...
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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I salute the Salute...

I think this is my favorite exterior of all the churches/basilicas in Venice...and often a string quartet will be playing Vivaldi one the pavement near the water in the fine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I think this is my favorite exterior of all the churches/basilicas in Venice...and often a string quartet will be playing Vivaldi one the pavement near the water in the fine weather. Just sit on the steps and take it all in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was a spectacular building right by the canal and well worth a visit to look up at the huge dome. Organ music playing when we were there which was very moving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It is the most prominent of the buildings along the canal front it is a must. Beautiful, not busy and stunning outside and inside

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Loved this beautiful church with unique interior and set up. The most impressive part is the exterior with many beautiful sculptures that can be observed passing by on the canal. It's also in a great location for panoramic pictures at the edge of the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The most beautiful place in the city. Great inside but absolutely stunning looking from the outside across the lagoon. Highlight of our holiday.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

As churches go, I've seen more impressive. But if your a church fan and walking by, take a look. I didn't go in immediately as there was a begger lurking in the entrance, eventually we had to walk past hime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

From Campiello Traghetto beside the Gritti Palace, use the traghetto to get to Campo del Traghetto – Calle Lanza in Dorsoduro. From there it is a short walk to Santa Maria della Salute. The traghetto experience in itself is worth it, if you haven't had a chance to see the Grand Canal from the water level.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stopped here to have a look inside due to other people suggesting it as a must see. It is open from 9-12 and 3-6. Be aware of bums on the door acting like you have to pay to get in: IT IS FREE. The church has signs telling you this but the people on the door intimidate you a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I didn't get to visit this church during our first visit to Venice so it was top of my list for this time It's location at the entrance of the Grand Canal is one of the best landmarks in Venice and makes for a stunning backdrop The exterior of the church is simply stunning however, the interior is slightly more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We arrived at the church at 1 to find out it is closed from 12-3. We decided to wait around because of the reviews given. We walked around the area and when we went in it was worth the wait. To start be aware of the people that stand on the door with their little basket. They look like you... More 

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