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San Giorgio Maggiore

Address: Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041-522-7827
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Ranked #5 of 214 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Lookouts, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Lookouts, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Do yourself a favor and take the short boat ride to this beautiful island. You will not regret it. The view from the Church Tower looking back and San Marco is phenomenal and worth every penny, or Euro :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the museum behind the church and enjoyed the climb to the top...wonderful views looking back to the city of Venice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It's a MUST visit during your visit to Venice even if you stay for 1 day. Go there by the Vaporetto. Enjoy best photo opportunities from the Island for San Marco Square ! you'll be able to capture beautiful views. To get photos for San Giorgio Maggiore Island it's the opposite way, you can take them from San Marco square.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

You can see the church from the other side of the Canal Grande near Piazza San Marco and it looks pretty impressive. To get there take the vaporetta, its way cheaper than the water taxis. There are at least two vaporetta docks near the Piazza so make sure you take the right one. When you get to the island see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The island can be reached by Vaporetto and it has an amazing view of the Venezian Laguna and of the Piazz San Marco. I suggest to visit also the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

So beautiful , the view from the bell tower is breathtaking. Don't get a shock if the bells ring while you are up there...they are loud!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

There is no shortage of worthwhile views in Venice but what makes this church even more worthy is the fact that you can have a nice view of the entire Venetian landscape from its bell tower which of course will come at an admittance charge but is completely worth it. If you are not for the views then you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

While in Piazza San Marco the line to the bell tower snakes along, just across the basin on San Giorgio there's no line at all, and the views are just as amazing. There's no fee for the church, but there is a fee for the bell tower, which is conveniently served by an elevator. The views from the top in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Even if it's a bit foggy this is a must. Venice has so many views but this one lets you in to the birds view of this beautiful city. Shame the elevator is no longer manned by a monk though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Buy a ticket for the bell tower and get an amazing view of the Venetian islands. It is on an island just next to Giudecca across the canal from San Marco.

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