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Santi Giovanni e Paolo

Castello 6363 | Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, Italy (Castello)
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Ranked #13 of 217 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This area is created for people that love venice...the Miracoli church, this San Giovanni e Paolo church that is the biggest in town - with precious paintings- placed in the most beautiful campo of the town ( campo means square), called once upon a time "square of marvellous things". The church seems a ship ready to face the sea!

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New York, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Another beautiful church with lots of history. Special chapels to St. Dominic, and others illustrated with magnificent paintings. Taking the vaporetto to the hospital stop may be preferable to long winding walk from the Rialto. The piazza outside the church is large with a variety of restaurants as well. But that billboard?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Enjoyed Sunday mass, checked out the artifacts, and enjoyed the church. The priest was especially warm and welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It's very picturesque but a bit packed with tourists in July. Everyone coming to Venice has to visit this place.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

S. Giovanni e Paolo Basilica is impressive. You will need up to an hour to visit it. It is not so close to the ''center'' of the city (St. Mark's Square) but if you have time, go there by all means. Please note that it closes, differently than the other churches, at 6pm. And it is not part of the... More

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Rockville, MD
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The first time we were in Venice was 27 years ago, when my husband was attending a conference there. My then 4-year-old daughter and I wandered around Venice without a map while he was in the conference, and one day we stumbled on this church. I thought it was beautiful inside and wanted to take my husband there when he... More

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

There is something wonderful about the fact that when the square floods in the winter (poor drainage) they just set up some glorified tables for a makeshift bridge. If you have anything waterproof in the way of footwear I strongly recommend wearing it if you are travelling in the winter. Other than that the square is beautiful and you'll have... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

All i can say about this place is that anyone staying in Venice should make a point of going to see it as you won't be dissapointed.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The tourist attractions around the square are great but the evening is when the sure comes alive. You can either just stand and watch the cafe bands or sit down and have a drink and a coffee but expect to pay 6 Euro at your first drink for the privilege

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