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Address: Castello 6363 | Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041-523-5913
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We wondered into this Church and decided to look around. Ended up spending 3 hours there. Older then St Marks and steeped in history.Convent next door was taken over by Napolean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We wondered into this Church and decided to look around. Ended up spending 3 hours there. Older then St Marks and steeped in history.Convent next door was taken over by Napolean and turned into a school and later a hospital. Helpful sexton Matteo showed us where the bodies were buried. Venetian royalty is all over.St Giacomo Salomoni who passed in... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My husband and I walked to this church from our hotel. From San Marco's it would be no more than a 15 minute walk, if you don't get lost. The church is huge and very beautiful inside. There was a requested donation of 2 1/2 euros, which we paid. I actually enjoyed this church more than San Marco because of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It's a lovely walk next to the canal; and totally worth it- both the church and the hospital buildings are impressive on the outside - the square itself is a nice place to catch your breath and just breathe it all in!

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

One of the largest churches in Venice, made all of brick. I loved the embelished wooden beams and the pattern made of bricks and plaster. The campo was not crowded and you can't miss the statue of Colleoni made by Verrocchio. The church is one of the burial site of many doges.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Because the Doges could not be buried in St. Mark's Basilica many of them are buried here. It is fascinating to see the monuments inside the church. It is also fascinating if you happen, as I did, to stumble upon a funeral in progress. Inside this church in an urn is the tanned skin of Marc Antonio Bragadin, the Venetian... More 

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Bristol, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Right on the border between Castello and Cannaregio, this newly restored Basilica is done in great style. Seeing sarcophaguses placed 16 - 20 feet up the wall brings home the issues with living on a man-made island in a lagoon!

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Like a pantheon of Doges. This building and its art treasures will keep you hear for quite some time. It also has some of the finest stained glass in Italy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I don't think the building/church is memorable. It is the art that you want to see. You simply can't miss the polyptych of St. Vincent Ferrer by Bellini, The Baptism of Christ by Piertro Mera, the 13th century Madonna of Peace Chapel, Bassano's St. Hyacinthus and Doubting St. Thomas. and several works by Veronese. Children may not find it enchanting...adults... More 

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Rockport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Cost a few euros to get in this huge church. Extremely different from St. Mark's church. A canal also runs right by so you can sit and watch the church and the wonderful Hospital. If you're looking to get away from St. Mark's Square and have time to stroll, it's worth a visit. Many doge arte buried inside, it's parte... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This grand basilica, situated adjacent to Venice's only hospital (the former Scuola di San Marco), seems grand from the outside, but feels even grander on the inside. The burial place of many doges, it also house the tomb of Marcantonio Bragadin's skin (be sure to read "Empires of the Sea" if you want to know this piece of history). The... More 

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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.