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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 #6 of 197 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Lookouts, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Lookouts, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Perth, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is such a lovely church to walk into and around, we spent some time here and then like many ascended to the bell tower. From here you can see everywhere. From the outlying islands to San Marco and everything around. We even saw our ship arriving. Peering down we were surprised to see a lovely maze and gardens. I... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Visit at the weekend and take an English tour of the Old monastery now owned and restored by the Cini Foundation. Visit the church and go up the tower for the best view over Venice and the Islands watch the busy waterways below as you admire the scenery.

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The true Venice you can see it only thru tower of San Giorgio Basilica. If you are lucky and have a great and sunny day in December like I did, you will see the whole Venice and islands in the lagoon. The 360° view is breath taking.

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Venice, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church, but the highlight is the incredible view you get from on top of the bell tower. Truly the best view in Venice - don't miss it!

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Church is most impressive and also are the surrounding buildings. This time in the building housing the Foundation Cini there was a superb exhibition of glassware from Venini in the 1930s designed by Thomas Buzzi. The display was of the highest quality.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Make sure you take the elevator to the top of the bell tower for amazing sweeping views of Venice, especially on a clear day.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Lovely church, a peaceful break from San Marco, and then the view!!. It gives a fantastic perspective of Venice plus views of Mestre (yuck!) and The Dolomites (Wow!) Do not miss!!

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

You can see the whole of Venice from the top of the bell tower which is inexpensive to go up, the church is lovely and the grounds around are beautiful. There is a little cafe behind the church, although one poor girl was serving on her own - I don't think they expected many visitors in November but it was... More 

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barnard castle, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Opposite St Marks Square this iconic monastery island, a Palladian landmark and guardian to the main canal system. We arrived as sunset approached on a bright November day. The Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore was everything you expect from Palladio but we came here for the campanile and its views. The obligatory 6 euro lift charge sped us up with... More 

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Diksmuide, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Ask for a guided visit to the Cini foundation and your day starts with a big smile.A great place and wonderfull library.a must visit in Venice om the San Giorgio Maggioro island opposite San Marco square

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