Campo San Barnaba

Campo San Barnaba, Venice: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Campo San Barnaba Reviews: 4.5/5

Campo San Barnaba
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The area
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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Bodhisattva_75
Milan, Italy351 contributions
Waiting for Indiana Jones and Katharine Hepburn to tap on my shoulder
Aug 2020
No wonder that Campo San Barnaba was often chosen as a movie location: it is such a lovely place, not exactly a hidden gem but the big crowd usually hangs around Piazza San Marco and nearby areas and not here. This is where Indiana Jones came out of a manhole in "Indiana Jones and the last crusade" as well as the place where Katharine Hepburn's character in the movie "Summertime" ended up falling into the canal while filming her love interest's workplace. One trivia concerning the latter: Ms. Hepburn refused to be doubled for that scene and while swimming in the canal contracted an eye infection that tormented her for decades. I suggest a stop at nearby Caffe' Bar Ai Artisti (feel free to read my review if interested): you can have a nice spritz and a tramezzino while relaxing, daydreaming and enjoying the beauty of amazing and peaceful Campo San Barnaba.
Written March 13, 2021
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RYoung
49 contributions
"X marks the spot!!"
Jul 2019
For you Indiana Jones fans, this is the place to come to to see the "library that was a church". When I first saw this structure, I thought it resembled a bank, but it was an amazing place to see what was filmed in the "Last Crusade".
Written August 22, 2019
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,235 contributions
CAN BE CROWDED
Apr 2019
Home to the eponymous named church and surrounded by restaurants, bars and stores. Home to the Leonardo Museum housed in the church. Located around the corner on Rio San Barnaba is a floating fruit market.
Written August 14, 2019
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Raffiella11
Leicestershire, UK4,660 contributions
Great place to wander around
Feb 2019 • Couples
Campo San Barnaba is crossed at some time during a visit by every tourist to Venice. When walking from the Accademia Bridge area to the Rialto area, this is on the “main route”. The San Barnaba island is one of the oldest communities in Venice, originally without bridges to connect it to adjacent areas, the campo is on one side of he island, with the church on its east side. As you enter the campo the church is on your left, there are many interesting cafes and local shops and infront of you is the Rio de San Barnaba canal with a very interesting feature of a small fruit and vegetable market on a long narrow boat.
Written March 6, 2019
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David B L
Los Angeles, CA8,329 contributions
Campo San Barnaba, peaceful charm
Oct 2018 • Couples
When in the Dorsodura section of Venice the Campo San Barnaba is a quaint area with quite peaceful charm. You’ll enjoy the history also spanning from Leonardo da Vinci to Indiana Jones, plus the Accademia is nearby. Enjoy! Ciao!
Written February 12, 2019
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom53,323 contributions
One for Indy
Mar 2018 • Couples
This is a nice little square. There was a Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition going on, we did not find anything out of the ordinary here. It was only later that we found that this Square has featured in several movies such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I just thought it was all set in San Marco.
Written January 8, 2019
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Joan Manuel B
Barcelona, Spain225 contributions
A place I always visit
Dec 2018
It is one of my preferred sites in Venice. At least once I eat at Ristoteca Oniga (excellent and good price) just in front of Leonardo Da Vinci machine. Anyway, you are going to pass through to go to the Ferrovia or to the Academy bridge or San Marco.
Written December 23, 2018
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slawomirdal
Krakow, Poland198 contributions
Must see for Indiana Jones fans!
Aug 2018
This is exactly the church with a huge library where Indy looked for the knight's shield inscription. The church itself looks very similar to the picture we know from the movie, I think I even found the canal manhole out of which Indy was escaping from the tombs. Inside the church you will not find this great library though :( but exhibition of Leonardo Da Vinci machines. The entry is under charge of few euros and the whole thing takes approx 30 mins to visit.
Written August 13, 2018
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Joerg B
Cologne, Germany138 contributions
Lovely, calm place in loud and crowded Venice
Jun 2018 • Friends
I wanted to visit this place because of its appearance in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - the church is used as a library. The small bars are nice and affordable, and nearby lies the famous fruit ship. The lovely church of San Barnaba exhibited works of Leonardo da Vinci at the time of our visit.
Written June 24, 2018
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JMM
Princeton, NJ50 contributions
Nice But Not Much Going On
May 2018 • Couples
I stopped by Campo San Barnaba to get a picture since I am an Indiana Jones fan. Its a nice small square but had little going on. It may have been the time of day since it was very hot, however it was too quiet and very few shops seemed to be open. The shops and restaurants seemed to be the same as all other places in Venice.
Written June 11, 2018
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