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Santi Giovanni e Paolo

Address: Castello 6363 | Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, Italy (Castello)
Phone Number: 041-523-5913
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Private Tour: Venice Half-Day Walking Tour
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Ranked #27 of 339 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Historic sites, Religious sites, Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Historic sites, Religious sites, Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Perth, Australia
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
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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Kansas
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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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England
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16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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