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Santi Giovanni e Paolo

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Address: Castello 6363 | Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041-523-5913
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Awesome church number 3

Take the Vaporetto from St. Mark's Piazza and enjoy the boat ride past the Arsenale and get off at the Ospedale stop. You can wind your way through the Hospital and enter the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Margate, United Kingdom

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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take the Vaporetto from St. Mark's Piazza and enjoy the boat ride past the Arsenale and get off at the Ospedale stop. You can wind your way through the Hospital and enter the Piazza where this huge vacuous church is situated. There are great works of art here but also its chief importance is that it is the place where... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The church of Saints John and Paul (Giovanni e Paolo), a Dominican foundation, is huge and dominates its piazza in Castello. It is a huge echoing brick edifice in 15th Century Venitian gothic style. No fewer than 25 Doges are buried within it walls. It also contains some wonderful artworks. The piazza in which it is sited also contains the... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to this lovely church 3 times over the span of 20 years. Beautiful, completely uncrowded, you can linger and look at each painting, chapel and sculpture as long as you like.

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the largest churches in Venice. Inside are buried many notable fore bearers. The adjacent hospital and museum are wotht a visit as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is huge, looks nice from outside, but from inside there isn't much to see, and you can't take photos to document it. It's one of the largest churches I have ever visited - if not the largest ever in fact. I loved the archeticture, but I wasn't really amazed by the interior. There's a building next to the... More 

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Kenmare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This church is absolutely stunning - the paintings, the chapel and a slightly macabre sight - the foot of St. Katarina of Siena encased in a glass dome. I found that particularly interesting because three weeks previously, I saw her thumb displayed in the same way in Siena. What nobody seems to mention in their reviews however, is that the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Stayed in apartment nearby. Felt in had all the charms Venice offers, while not being so busy. Beautiful church in the piazza, entry 2.5 euro pp

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Walking from S. Marco, follow the signs G e P. You reach à Nice little place where you could enjoy a good dinner watched By the statue of the famous Corleone. You will have a fantastic view on the façade of the old hospitalier. In side the church many top paintings including breathtaking Bellini.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Bellini (probable), Titian and Veronese - my god, where else do you find this for 2.5 euros!! And the majesty of the interior is, by itself, worth the price of admission. When you enter the room with the Veronese, hit the light switch - it's white and obvious but it's amazing how many people don't notice and stare at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The largest church in Venice and majestic, quiet, a place to wander aimlessly and soak it all in. The area around it is also one of my favorite areas of Venice, fewer tourists.

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Staying in Castello

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.