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Santa Maria della Salute

Address: Campo della Salute | Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39-41-522-5558
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Ranked #21 of 215 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1631-83, the church's façade is embellished with 125 statues...
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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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Belfast
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104 reviews 104 reviews
69 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My opinion might be slightly skewed as I was there on a photography workshop. Salute is certainly a photographer's paradise. Shoot in black and white or color; use a telephoto or fisheye lens; shoot architectural details or people -- it all works. We were there on a Sunday during a service so the people watching was particularly good - there... More 

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Built to commemorate the end of the bubonic plague ( La peste ) in Venice, this church has a beautiful position in Venice. Although very plain inside compared to the other churches in Venice it still is worth a visit to admire its simplicity. You can then walk to the "punta della dogana" past the old customs offices and warehouses... More 

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Wilmslow
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you are over the canal from St Marks it is worth a visit . A vast open space with an impressive mosaic floory

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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

such a beautiful historic church from the 17th century. it is designed in baroque style in the form of a rotunda & also visible from the Piazza San Marco when entering from the water. i liked the church more from the outside than inside. west of the church is a stream called "Rio della Salute" which is an absolutely picturesque... More 

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Chincoteague
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It's a good walk from St Marks but it is so beautiful from a distance that we had to go see it. It was worth the walk! It is over by Peggy Guggenheim's house and the old customs building that has been converted to a museum as well so try to bundle all three in one trip and kick it... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Beautiful, amazing pieces of marble work and alter pieces. Painstakingly preserved piece of Venetian history. Check out the district, it is well worth the trip.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

On the very last day of our holiday I realised a long wished-for dream, which was walking to the Santa Maria della Salute, and spending time inside. This church has so much presence - much more so than St Mark's, although I don't wish in any way to detract from that church. To my mind, Santa Maria della Salute is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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

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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