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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 #22 of 214 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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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I have visited almost all of the churches of Venice. Each has its own charm, history, artwork, and significance. Santa Maria della Salute strikes me because of: 1. its location, at the mouth of the Grand Canal 2. Its striking appearance in the evening, and at so many other times of the day. 3. The design of its glorious roof... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We enjoyed this basilica. It is well situated overlooking the lagoon. There were no crowds. There were lots of steps to sit on out of the sun, which was a relief because it was so hot. This basilica proffers a wonderful sight from the bridge by the Accademia, but has little inside, although there are some large paintings.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

On our trip to Venice this is the stand out building of our time there. It is a beautiful building, there is so much detail around the front of the building, we didn't feel the need to go inside. The church has a huge set of stairs at the front, and a lot of people just sit there in the... More

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York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This church is a lovely oasis of coolness and beauty in a hot city. It is free to enter too. The church is more of an octagon than the traditional layout which is unusual but allows you walk around the edge and marvel at the height of the central dome.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Situated across the Grand Canal from St Marc's Square, this huge Basilica stands out as it shines white on a sunny day. It is open to the public and photography is allowed. It is quite ornate inside.

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The location is wonderful with a grand view across Canale Grande toward St. Mark's square. The church's architecure is interesting but the interior is disappointing. Not worth a trip unless you have much time.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Breathtaking ceiling frescos, gold and gold guilting throughout the church. Great location, in walking distance to our B&B. Church was dedicated to, and made by many of the black plague's victims, and their surviving members. If you only want to visit one church, this is the one to visit!,

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Lake Placid, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a lovely place to visit and escape the tourist crunch areas. It was built by survivors of a plague I believe to thank St. Mary and God for survival. It makes a good Vaporetto stop either on your way to or from San Marco Square. Easy to access by vaporetto.

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Reading, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What an amazing church, the artwork, the woodwork and the sheer size of it. We saw some of the oldest artwork we had ever seen and so well preserved. We don't have any thing as old in the US so it was truly amazing to see.

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