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Address: Castello 6363 | Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041-523-5913
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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Castello
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.