Canale Grande

Canale Grande, Trieste: Address, Phone Number, Canale Grande Reviews: 4/5

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Rumples
Tucson, AZ10,741 contributions
Picturesque
Dec 2019
We found Trieste's Grand Canal to be far from big. It is fairly narrow and only about 650 feet long, but it makes a large contribution to an extremely pretty area of the city. Small motor boats are moored by both banks; and bars, cafes and squares flank the clear water. We enjoyed wonderful views of the canal from the Ponte Rosso, a short span that has been around in one form or another since 1756.

This small bridge holds a bronze statue of writer James Joyce on its North side. Life-size, the work accurately captures his likeness, based on the photos I have seen. He lived on and off in Trieste for 11 years and wrote chapters of his famous "Ulysses" here. Ponte Rosso also offers lovely photo ops of the canal and its immediate area, including Chiesa di Sant'Antonio on the canal's Western end.

The Grand Canal -- the city's only canal -- came into existence as part of a project to enlarge channels to the sea, thus allowing ships easy access to various warehouses for loading and unloading. No other canals were completed, and this one can no longer accommodate ships.

Easy to find, the canal runs East/West in the city center near the main square.
Written November 30, 2020
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland18,882 contributions
an attractive feature of Trieste
Dec 2019
When one hears 'Canal Grande' the thoughts will immediately go to the S-shaped and almost 4km long waterway in Venice. The city of Trieste though also has a Canal Grande, only about 200m long, but very much a place worth lingering to enjoy its atmosphere. It is a part of the rectangular quarter Borgo Teresiano, built at the orders of Austrian Empress Maria Teresia.

Unlike the one in Venice the Canal Grande here is purely man-made and it was constructed to allow large sailing ships to load and unload their merchandise as centrally as possible. Made in the mid-18th century under supervision of a Venetian engineer, it came into disuse, so that the swing bridges were then replaced by fixed bridges and the last part covered to make room for today's Piazza Sant'Antonio Nuovo.

Today there are just small boats moored on both sides of the canal. What makes this short waterway special are the grand palaces on both sides and the church of Sant'Antonio Nuovo with its neoclassical façade at its end. On the southern side is also the Serbian Orthodox Church of St.Spyridon. Three bridges are crossing today the canal. In the middle is the 'Ponte Rosso' with a statue of James Joyce.
Written October 26, 2020
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela8,871 contributions
Iconic view
Aug 2020
One of the must iconic views of Trieste and one of the first things that you see when you get to the city. Around you can see many bars
Written September 7, 2020
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Abuc
New York City, NY1,638 contributions
Simple but beautiful
Aug 2020
There’s not much bad I can write about this area of Italy. It a charming town and this is one of its main attractions. It’s centrally located and always full of life. I enjoyed my stay here and felt the history walking Theo this area. Must visit
Written August 20, 2020
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amandalimapaixones
Rio de Janeiro, RJ14 contributions
Beautiful!!
Feb 2020 • Couples
You must see the sunset here, it’s so beautiful!! Many cafes thru the way, you can stop and drink a wine too.
Written February 21, 2020
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Manuela G
17 contributions
Gran Canal
Jan 2020 • Family
This was a perfect place to take pictures with family or self. Water was very clear and beautiful ocean view on the other side. Not a lot of shops open early on the morning they did have a market there with fresh produce around.
Written January 28, 2020
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Zeituni
Jerusalem, Israel1,472 contributions
Symbol of Trieste
Sep 2019
You see this canal on nearly all the sites about Trieste. In rainy day it was dull and very like canals in St. Petersburg
Written January 2, 2020
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Quill2005
Ocala, FL150 contributions
Pleasant Place to Stroll
Nov 2019
This place, especially with the view of San Antonio Nuovo Cathedral at the far end, is one of the most photographed places in Trieste. Not large or extensive, the Canale Grande of Trieste is nevertheless a pleasant area to stroll and take in this historic part of the city. The canal was created in the 1750s and today it’s surrounded by old buildings, cafes and restaurants. At the far end is the Church of San Antonio Nuovo and nearby is the San Spiridione Orthodox Cathedral, both must-see stops when strolling down the Canale Grande.
Written November 22, 2019
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Scott M
Cambridge MA508 contributions
Water playground in the middle of Trieste
Sep 2019
We expected a canal, and instead found a playground. Rescue dog races? Water polo – in kayaks? Sure, why not. These people in Trieste know how to live.
Written November 19, 2019
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Katerina S
Southampton, UK39 contributions
Beautiful
Nov 2019 • Couples
Beautiful part of the old town, good spot to enjoy a coffee admiring the reflections of the surrounding buildings
Written November 9, 2019
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