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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

San Giorgio Maggiore was one of the highlights of our trip to Venice. Being offset on an island just across from all the famous sights of Venice (San Marco, etc.), the bell tower view was stunning and unique. Highly recommend that you make the trip over to see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Church was built by the project of the great architect Andrea Palladio. Wonderful view from San Marco square through the channel!

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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199 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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36 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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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
241 helpful votes 241 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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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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91 helpful votes 91 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
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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