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Santi Giovanni e Paolo

Castello 6363 | Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, Italy (Castello)
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Ranked #10 of 197 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Unlike other Cathederal, these historical places Boast its own uniqueness, romance in its own way, you can feel the peaceful yet tranquil feeling inside ! A must visit To go there , simply take the vaporetto no 2 heading towards Rialto, once you alighted just walk in front the Alley road and turn left, within 3mins you cant miss this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is the largest church in Venice. It contains amazing tombs of 25 Doges. The sepulchres include some wonderful Renaissance art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nothing in Venice is really out of the way but this is north of the crowds. A great very old church with lots of history. They offer English guided tours for donation only on Thursdays by professional tour guides who volunteer to help the Church raise money to restore its stained glass and fix the roof. A great memory of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This church is huge, packed full of paintings and monuments. One thing I particularly liked was all the excellent signs explaining exactly what everything was. We also went to the Frari Church which didn't have as much information so we didn't enjoy that quite so much. We went late in the day and it was getting too dark to read... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Of course you must have a drink or meal on St. Marks square but it is VERY, VERY expensive. I paid $400 for a glass of champagne. But there is no place with this ambience and atmosphere that can match it.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Not as famous as the Frari, but perhaps even more beautiful, this church has exceptional proportions and a luminous gothic apse. it's crammed with tombs of Doges but it is so large and graceful that is doesn't feel cluttered. It is good to sit here for a few minutes and appreciate its exceptional spatial qualities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I didn't go into Santi Giovanni e Paolo itself, but after trying to get lost in Venice, I found myself coming into a large campo, from the back, and it was this campo. I sat at a table in the campo and enjoyed a Spritz ( a must do in Venice) and watched the world go by, focusing on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Simple but grand - impressive church next to Venice hospital on the north side. Quieter round this area so calm and peaceful. Good restaurants nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Santi Giovanni e Paolo, known to locals as San Zanipolo, is a gigantic Gothic barn of a church built between 1333 and 1385. While it does not make a unified impression, its treasures are the tombs, monuments, stained glass, and paintings some of Venice's best artists have created to honor Venetian greats including 25 Doges. It's worth the 2.5 Euros... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is the most beautiful of churches - simple in style from the outside and magnificent in all it's peacefulness inside. It truly is a place of enormous serenity and if it could be defined, holiness. It is a place to truly escape and reflect on the majesty of God who gave men the skills to create such a masterpiece.... More

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