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Santa Maria dei Miracoli

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Address: Campo Dei Miracoli, 6074 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39 41 2750462
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Most beautiful church in the world

You should definitely pay 2-3 visits to the outskirts of this church. John Ruskin, who discovered Venice for the English-speaking world, believed it's the most beautiful church in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

You should definitely pay 2-3 visits to the outskirts of this church. John Ruskin, who discovered Venice for the English-speaking world, believed it's the most beautiful church in the world. You should definitely go around, see and shoot it from all angles. Don't think about going in to see the paintings, it will ruin all the enjoyment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The small 15th-century Santa Maria dei Miracoli is an early Renaissance church covered in polychrome marble. A canal runs along one side of the church, creating attractive reflections. The story goes that the church was built to honor the image of the Saint Mary which was on the square. This image was believed to have done several miracles, including bringing... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is an absolute gem of a Church with fabulous marble decoration and a wonderful atmosphere unlike any other church in Venice. It should be on everyone's 'must see' list.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Annoyingly you have to pay to get into this lovely church. But it is worth it if you want to soak up a really beautiful, uplifting interior - the veined marble covers all the interior walls. My recommendation would be to buy the chorus pass which gets you into many churches, including this one and the Friari, at a discounted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

There is a small square (campo) directly across the canal from the Church of Santa Maria Dei Miracoli, accessible by the Ponte Miracoli, which my wife and I came across accidentally. After wandering around lost, we decided to sit and rest at an outdoor cafe in this pleasant square, where we discovered what was to become one of our favourite... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A pretty, pristine, elegantly simple marble church. Marble in and marble out, varying shades. Worth popping in for a short visit on your way to Santi Giovanni E Paolo(also known as San Zanopilo) where there are many more things to look at.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Although this church was closed when we visited, it was worth the walk to see the exterior. The actual colours of the marble are not quite as the books would have you believe, but they still make a beautiful facade, and we can see why it is referred to as a jewel box.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It was on the list so we dropped by for a quick look. They do charge admission. We were there about 10 minutes and we moved on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

we sought this church out as part of our finding locations from the film Don't Look Now. It's a gorgeous church outside and in, there is a charge to go inside and no photos allowed. Worth checking out if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Churches in Venice are awesome... this is one of best and small church in venice I love the beautiful architecture

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Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.