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San Zaccaria

Campo San Zaccaria | Castello, Venice, Italy (Castello)
39 41 522 1257
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Ranked #24 of 206 attractions in Venice
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Not too far from San Marco, San Zaccaria contains just as fabulous an interior, even if less gold. The church contains paintings by Giovanni Bellini, Salviati, Tiepolo and more and is a good example of Venetian Renaissance eclecticism. Visiting the nave is free, the chapel and the crypt are 1,50. A must-see for art/history lovers!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We visited several churches in Venice and this was by far the most interesting (aside from St. Mark's Basilica). It is free to enter the main church and the interior is spectacular. Every inch of wall is covered by gigantic paintings which are breathtaking! The fact that you are allowed to take photos (without flash) is also a bonus. Don't... More

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Skipton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Get off the vaparetto here and take a short walk to San Marco, over a footbridge that gives you a great view of the Bidge of Sighs. Investigate the alleys in San Zaccaria, you will find tratorias full of Gondolliers, and great food that is truly Venetian, and very reasonably priced.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Walking into the church I was overwhelmed by the beauty of it. Beautiful wall to wall paintings create a peaceful, spiritual atmosphere. Individually many of the paintings are beautiful but it is the overall look and feel of the place which really impresses. We stayed in Venice a few blocks from San Zac's and went there every day. Italy has... More

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Wim van der Meer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Bellini is possibly the best painter in the history of art west of the Bosporus (perhaps sometimes even equalling the great T'ang painters of China like Fan Kuan), and in spite of Vermeer's View of Delft (pace Proust), and just possibly the Sacra Conversatione the Zaccaria church is his best work. Or one of. Don't forget to bring 50 cents... More

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Most people make a beeline for this church to see one of the most beautiful paintings of the renaissance, namely Giovanni Bellini's San Zaccaria Alatarpiece. But the church also contains another treasure in the form of the Cappella d'Oro or the Chapel of San Tarasio. For less than the price of an espresso you can see, in what was once... More

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Cascais, Lisboa, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The crypt it's really cool At night it really impress because of the lights. Nearby the streets are also amazing and at night there is one bar really nice too.

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Porlock Weir, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Lovely calm church full of art but for us the highlight was the crypt with its fantastic golden altar piece - entrance to this was through an indistinct door behind a table selling postcards towards the back on the right hand side of the church . Fragments of mosaic floors from previous churches built on the same site (one I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Only 5 mins from san Marco. The Alilaguna stopped here and we had 2 min walk to our hotel The Fontana. Its a good central point just away from the busy St Marks Square.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Situated on the quiet Campo San Zaccaria which is named after this church. The Campo is easily accessed through a narrow calle opposite the S Zaccaria boat landing on the Lagoon waterfront. It is one of the most famous churches in Venice and not to be missed. The Church is dedicated to St. Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist,... More

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