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Santa Maria della Salute

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Address: Campo della Salute | Dorsoduro, 30123 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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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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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Beautiful building you can really feel the history here, the architecture is absolutely amazing a real must see

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful building you can really feel the history here, the architecture is absolutely amazing a real must see

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Cathedral City, California
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found out about this place on City Secrets on my booking sight. On the point of Venice. A true secret place. This beautiful Church is a must see. First check out their hours of opening and closing. I had to make two trips, walking in the rain.-But it was worth it. A beautiful construction in a fabulous location.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there during the November festival, and it was great to see everyone crossing the bridges to visit the church. Worth the stopover.

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Perth, Australia
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Missed going in here last time we were in Venice as it was under restoration so decided to take the opportunity this time. Worth a quick look in although to see that the inside is just as impressive as the outside.

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Thank Adrian T
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Santa Maria della Salute Church which translates to Saint Mary of Health was constructed in 1630s following a wave of the plague, the same one that killed a third of humanity several centuries earlier, did the same to the citizens of Venice. The Church's exterior reflects the wealth and power that the Republic of Venice was at that time... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Obviously, the interior is also fantastic, however I believe the outside has the initial 'wow factor'. The interior is minimalistic, and has beautiful large paintings around the side. Whilst I visited there must have been maintenance work occurring as there were men climbing all over the monument right at the front - which ruined the atmosphere slightly, and took away... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got to this church by Vapporetto (water bus) and it is lovely and peaceful and beautiful. You can light a candle for €1 and remember your lost loved ones.

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St. Ives, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A major disappointment compared with the superb 'Frari'.The strange experience of being greeted just as we entered by gentleman who was soliciting 'offerings' for the church but could have been begging(he wasn't!)Found the interior dull & in need of a 'spring-clean' .It certainly meant that we didn't bother to pay extra to visit the 'cript? & see supposedly the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much is crammed into Venice that many places you only find by wandering about and stumbling on them. Such was Santa Maria della Salute. A small masterpiece lost in the middle of the overall masterpiece which is Venice

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is typically ornate with a gorgeous interior, big enough to still give us a sense of privacy. Lit a candle for those not fortunate to visit. it is easily accessible on foot or by Vaporetto, it has a stop outside and the end of its pier is ideal to watch the sun come up over the lagoon.

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