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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 #14 of 339 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Lookouts, Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Lookouts, Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Poole, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The church is amazing but for six Euros you can go up in a lift to the top of the bell tower and look out over a 360 degree view of Venice and outlying islands.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

we went before sun set it was absolutely amazing view u could see all Venice and san't marks square the view is astonishing we when to the tower in the San Giorgio good news is got left,, if u get chance visit it will not take long with water taxi

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
49 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

To me the debate is which is the best view. St Marks from San Giorgio or vice versa. I think I'd go for San Giorgio looked at between the gondolas in front of St Marks.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We popped over to San Giorgio to climb the bell tower. Turns out it's a lift - thank goodness! The view is amazing. You get to see all the islands, the lagoon and the mountains and the entire geography of the area. And the advantage of this over San Marco is that you get to see San Marco! No queues,... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Only a few minutes on the Canal Bus from St Marks Square. Great views of the city and lagoon, no queues or waiting time and only 5 euros to go up the tower.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The view from the Island here is probably the best in all of Venice. AND there are pretty much no crowds relative to St Marks and the like

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Heraklion, Greece
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47 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Try to avoid the crowded Piazza San Marco and do not climb it's campanile. The best views are certainly from San Giorgio Maggiore's campanile! It is situted on the small island just opposite piazza San Marco! From there you can see the whole square of St Marco, the majest campanile, the Canal Grande with its majest buildings and especially Santa... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Less crowded than the Campanile at St Mark's but gives great views across the lagoon. Easy to reach from St Mark's and Salute

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Take the vaporetto number 2 from the San Zaccaria stop and view this magnificent Palladio church. Top it off by taking the elevator to the top of the bell tower for glorious views of Venice and on clear days the mountains beyond.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Visit this place for the view from the belltower. It's unmissable and absolutely stunning. This place is constantly visible from St Mark's Square etc. so don't miss out on a visit. It takes just 5 minutes on the Vaporetto and is something you will never forget. The best view of Venice that you will ever experience. Go!

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