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San Giorgio Maggiore

Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 214 attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Lookouts, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Warsaw, Poland
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170 reviews 170 reviews
136 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church located at an island opposite Piazetta and Piazza San Marco offering a magnificent architecure and works of art and a splendid view to the heart of Venice. Rather rarely visited although easily accesible with vaporetto no 2 going to Lido.

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Sachse, Texas
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254 reviews 254 reviews
197 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We took a vaporetta from San Zaccaria (near San Macro) for S. Giorgio (San Giorgio Island). We paid the elevator fees for the bell tower. We took the elevator to the top. Then we enjoyed a breathtaking view of Saint Mark’s Square and Venice.

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Ottawa, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

For a photographer or anyone wishing to get the best view in Venice - and OF Venice - this is an obvious choice. And the added benefit is the quiet - almost nobody goes there - even in peak tourist season. You have this great view to yourself (well, with maybe a handful of other tourists) . Take the time... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Took the vaporetta to this island . Well worth the time. Nice church. Small price to go up the tower but well worth it for the views.

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Dundee, Scotland
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89 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This little island was so peaceful compared to the madness of St Marks square, so lovely and serene, we enjoyed our walk around the island and loved the view from the tower, well worth 6 euros anytime. Breath-taking views over Venice and so calm and a beautiful breeze on your face, it was like a different world, we were so... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Take the Vaporetto #2 to the 2nd to last stop (right before San Marco). Small fee to go up the bell tower. Bell tower is likely slightly smaller than the San Marco bell tower, but why go up the San Marco Campanile to see Venice without San Marco Basilica, the Campanile and Palazzo Ducale? San Giorgio Maggiore gives you the... More

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Keizer, Oregon
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142 reviews 142 reviews
61 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

So you like Venice but the crowds can be a bit overwhelming? San Giorgio Maggiore island a few minutes away by water bus (Vaporetto) is the perfect place for solace and reflection. The church by the same name is a 16th century Benedictine church with more art and artifacts than one can absorb. There are many altars typically with paintings... More

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were recommended this by an american couple that had been to Venice 20 times, we never went up the tower in san marco square due to the ques but this tower gives you view looking over Venice too (not as high up) but still good

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Do not miss the visit to this island church. Just a short vaporetto ride across from San Marco. Views from the bell tower are outstanding and allow birds eye views of Piazza San Marco not available anywhere else. Tintoretto " Last Supper" on view in the impressive chiesa. Biennale exhibits were added plus. Highly recommended 1-2 hour visit.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had onlyy seen venice in movies and loved it .. but to see and expernce it with your loed one is truly romantic ..reach in after noon and wait till late evening for spectcualr views and crowd

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