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Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore

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Address: Campo Santissimo Redentore 1 | Giudecca, 30133 Venice, Italy
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You are on La Giudecca island, the church is pretty pretty, not too much selfiesticks around, AND you have a fantastic view to San Marco, la Dogana. You can have a quick local... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 6, 2016
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

You are on La Giudecca island, the church is pretty pretty, not too much selfiesticks around, AND you have a fantastic view to San Marco, la Dogana. You can have a quick local lunch at the snack next door

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Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Ordinary visitors go to the church and back to the crowd of Venice. Real visitors sit down and admire architecture and paintings and visit monastery, too. It is real pearl with all yards, arcades, trees and gardens. You need enough time and some money for gratuity and for entrance fee to the church. Far more than Palladio and Veronese.

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

I am with Ruskin in that the Gothic and Romanesque style are better than the Renaissance. However, Palladio did an excellent job designing this church, and the proportions are excellent. Being on Giudecca it has many fewer visitors than the old city, so it is much more peaceful.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

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.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015

“Il Redentore” – church of the Holy Redeemer - dominates the skyline of the island of Giudecca. It is a 16th century church and was designed by Andrea Palladio and built as a votive (to fulfill a vow) church to thank God for the deliverance of the city from the plague. Some treasured artwork by Francesco Bassano, Lazzaro Bastiani, Carlo... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

This church on Guidecca was designed by Andrea Palladio, the same architect of Chiesa Di San Giorgio which can be seen two stops before on the #2 Line, as you travel from San Zaccaria just off Piazza San Marco. The white façade is reminiscent of Saint Stae on the Grand Canal, but not as ornate. The interior has good natural... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2015

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... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2015

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

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2014

Il Redentore is, with nearby San Giorgio Maggiore, the best example of Palladian architecture in Venice, more than worth the vaporetto ride to the sedate, largely residential Giudecca. The simple, almost unadorned front is an austere contrast to the baroque excess on offer elsewhere in the city's churches. Built to celebrate the city's umpteenth survival of a plague epidemic, the... More 

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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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