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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 #26 of 216 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The most prayed Madonna by venetians:the one thatbsaved Venice from the plague. And citizens created the most beautiful floor of the world to thanks Her. The black Madonna wears its necklaces on the 21st of November ( hope it s right!) when all the city goes to honor Her crossing the boat bridge made on purpose on the Grand Canal.

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Vieille Europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Inside this magnificent church you'll see some paintings by Palma il Giovane (not so interesting) and Tizian (!) and if you buy a ticket for the sacristy (accessible from the inside of the church), you'll see other paintings by Tizian and Palma il Vecchio and one of the most interesting large paintings by Tintoretto: the Last Supper, originally created for... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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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
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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