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San Zaccaria

Campo San Zaccaria | Castello, Venice, Italy (Castello)
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Ranked #22 of 215 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Tampa, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is convenient to the vaporetto stop of the same name. The church is more lovely than expected. But, the real surprise with the crypt in the basement. It was partially submerged under water and made a really interesting experience, and great photo op.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Basilica might be handing out shawls, but not the smaller churches, and they aren't kidding about the strict dress code in the guide books. Wasn't in here for a minute before the curator asked me to cover up, as I was wearing a sleeveless dress. Now I understand why they sell scarves in Piazza San Marco even in the... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We just bumped into this cathedral accidentally and are so glad we did! :) It became my favorite cathedral in Venice!! Why? Well, if you look at the paintings/mosaics in most cathedrals, Jesus/God are portrayed as very worthy of respect, but also as rather unapproachable (too high and holy). This church shows a more approachable, personal Jesus. When entering the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a wonderful, free entry church with hidden treasures and a magnificent façade in a quiet square immediate off the Riva degli Schiavona. Just look for Hotel Savoia and Jolanda and pass through the Sortoportego passageway immediately to the right of the hotel entrance. It is well worth paying the 50 cents in a slot on the right hand... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The outside of the church is beautiful--look for the shell motif. There is a lovely small garden nearby. Then, prepare yourself for the Bellini masterpiece on the inside. If you like Bellinis, you will love this one--the colors, the musical instrument, and the expressions will stay with you.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This church is named for Saint Zaccaria, the father of John the Baptist. It's beautiful as all churches are in Venice and not always open all day. We we lucky to be meandering through Venice. It is worth it to pay the small fee to go down to the crypts. You get a very good idea how high the water... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

One of the most beautiful churches in Venice with great paintings and marble sculptures inside. Also one of the few with free entrance. Located on a quiet campo very close to San Marco, but away from the crowds. For a small fee you can visit also the ancient crypt below the church. Certainly worth a visit.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

...but maybe one of the most beautiful on the inside; still having this feeling that it gives you - of grandeur and peace at the same time.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I was there early and feel fortunate to have been in the tenth century crypt alone. Well, alone except for the eight Doges who are buried there. So peaceful. Was able to sit on the stair, stare and ponder without feeling rushed. The church is a treasury for the ages. The 9th century original mosaic floor can be seen through... More

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Cold Spring, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Not far from St Mark's Square, in Campo San Zaccaria, in an area not overrun by throngs of tourists, is the beautiful ornate Church of San Zaccaria. The church is dedicated to Saint Zacharias who, I learned during this visit, was the father of John the Baptist, and who according to legend is buried in this church. This church dates... More

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