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Santa Maria della Salute

Campo della Salute | Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy (San Croce)
39-41-522-5558
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Ranked #21 of 205 attractions in Venice
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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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful buildings in Venice, easy to get to on the vaporetto and good location on the grand canal. Beautiful inside and worth a visit even if you are not religious. We lit a candle here in memory of lost loved ones. Wonderful memory of our trip and Salute has some lovely backstreets to explore.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is the place you cannot miss while you are in Venice. It is beautiful both outside and inside. Unlike San Marco Piazza, it is relatively quiet outside of the church and you can simply sit on the stairway of the church, taking a rest or sun bath. It is huge inside.

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The view as you move along the Grand Canal h this as a focus and it is a feature of this great trip. Pause at Academia to view it from the bridge and the spend time admiring the views and soaking up the atmosphere.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Not filled with as much art. but historically significant inside and out. Do some reading about this massive place and then go not expecting to be dazzled. Enjoy why it was built (Venice survived the plague and they built this to say thanks for the respite). Specatacular outside as to location.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This church is beautifully lit up at night. We went past in on numerous occasions and it always looked so pretty. We have visited this church during the day and were impressed how large it was inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

As with much of the architecture and ecclesiastical buildings in Venice, the della Salute is mind-blowing. Incredibly beautiful and well worth a visit for all.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The church is located on the south-eastern island of Venice. On the main island just follow the walking directions to L'Accademia to get to the Ponte de Academia bridge that crossed the main canal. There are toilets under the southern part of the bridge. From the bridge just walk in an easterly directions past the Guggenheim museum. The walk in... More

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Skipton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A magnificent church to find refuge from the crowds of Venice. Take the Vapereti to the Salute stop and walk straight to the steps of the Church. Inside is a place of beauty, with magnificent artwork and architecture. It's well worth a visit if you have half an hour to spare.

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Spent a very peaceful 1/2 hour here during Sunday morning service. A lovely, peaceful church. Well worth crossing the Grande Canal to visit..... We used the traghetto to get there

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Copenhagen, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

One of the few churches in Venice you can actually enjoy because of the location. Water on both sites and not as crowded as the basilica.

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