Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore

Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore

Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore
4.5
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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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IlyaNJ
Marlboro, NJ993 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Designed by the famous Andrea Palladio, the church colloquially known as Il Redentore is worth the vaporetto ride to Giudecca all by itself. The interior is solemnly restrained, highlighted by an impressive altar. Part of the Chorus church circuit.
Written July 6, 2022
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WMIM
Horsham, UK3,205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Solo
I took the short vaporetto (waterbus) journey here from San Giorgio Maggiore and couldn't believe I hadn't bothered coming here before despite several previous visits to Venice. To keep this review brief, I agree with other erudite reviewers who have commented on the balanced proportions and understated beauty of this great church. I think it is Palladio's greatest achievement.
The church has many interesting paintings and it is worth spending time to properly study them.
The sacristy holds some interesting and unusual artworks including a Paolo Veronese painting. I had heard that this area is usually closed to visitors. The church was almost empty of people when I was there and I was told they were opening it specially for me. This was terrific, but I expect they tell everybody that so don't forget to ask nicely!
Written March 18, 2015
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luvroma2
Reading, PA1,971 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
This church, located on Guidecca, was commissioned to commemorate the 1576 plague which killed 50,000 people. It is a classically designed Palladian church that was built raised above sea level. Admission is included in the Venezia Unica city pass, as well as the church visit Chorus card.
Written October 14, 2015
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Seeking True Quality
Europe4,712 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
This church is monumental from the outside. But the interior is somehow less impressive, although designed by the great Andrea Palladio. Despite the paintings by Tintoretto, Veronese (or their pupils from the workshop) and many others, we felt that the interior was too stern, cold and remote. We tried to explain our feelings by the fact that the church was built to save Venice from yet another outbreak of the plague.

Unfortunately, this was also a church were taking pictures was forbidden.
Written March 31, 2019
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Nadia
12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
There are places that is nice. This place is not among them. Just ok. We recommend you visit nearby parks instead of this. Ok place.
Written May 25, 2021
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DisarminglyCharming
76 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Catching a number 2 waterbus will take you to this church. Entrance is €3. The church itself is very attractive and impressive and I really wish I'd left after that, but then we entered the Sacristy...it should come with a warning, because as well as paintings by various artists including Paolo Veronese, on the far wall were about a dozen glass bell jars with the wax heads of assorted Franciscan & Capuchin monks. I'm afraid I thought it rather gruesome and I went to make a quick exit, but not before my husband grabbed me and insisted on showing me the very lifelike gash in the side of one of the heads! It totally unsettled me for the rest of the day.
Written April 29, 2016
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Venetia020
Venice, Italy85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012
One of Paladio's most beautiful structures. And by the way, this photo is of the Palazzo Ducale - not the
church of the Redentore.
Written May 11, 2012
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bullant3
Pambula, Australia83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
We walked from the Hilton to this rather understated church from the outside, a good example of the Palladio architecture built in the 16th century for the victims of the plaque, has a peaceful and calming interior, and you will not find too many tourists
Written January 31, 2015
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trvlfun
Long Island, NY166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
The church itself is lovely, and it is one of the few Palladio designed worship houses in Venice. Once a year, on the third week-end in July, the Festa del Redentore takes place and the relative quiet of the church and the waterfront surrounding it are transformed as thousands of pilgrims and revelers make their way there.

It is an annual celebration that commemorates the end of the plague (for which the church was built) and it has become an all-weekend affair, complete with the temporary construction of a pontoon foot bridge across the Giudecca/Dorsodouro canal. Visitors from all over the world are there too, so if you don't like crowds, this may not be for you. If you do go, you will see yachts galore, along with throngs of people who can be found making their way across the bridge, saying a prayer in the church, having a picnic along the water with extended family and friends and cheering on their favorite rowers during the afternoon gondola regatta.

One of the highlights of the festival - fireworks that light up St. Mark's Square and beyond. We had the advantage of being up high to enjoy them, but there are many great vantage points around the city. This is one of Venice's most beloved churchs and the festival the highlight of the summer months....we were so excited to be there!

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Written August 10, 2013
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mattron780
San Antonio, TX198 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
This church gets a lot of glowing write-ups in the tourist books, but it really didn't live up to it's description. While impressive on the outside for it's size, on the inside it was not that impressive. We saw about 30 churches on this visit to Venice, and this one would rank in the bottom third.
Written December 22, 2018
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