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Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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Address: San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 272 8611
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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Originally built in the mid-13th century, Santa Maria Glorisoa dei Frari...

Originally built in the mid-13th century, Santa Maria Glorisoa dei Frari (St. Mary of the Friars) houses many masterpieces of Venetian Renaissance art, notably Giovanni Bellini's triptych "Madonna and Child with Saints," the "Assumption" and the "Pesaro Madonna" by Titian, Saint John the Baptist by Donatello.

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One of a CHORUS

We tried to see all of the churches that are part of the CHORUS group -a list of churches that is included in a package deal-. We saw almost all sixteen. It was the work of two... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We tried to see all of the churches that are part of the CHORUS group -a list of churches that is included in a package deal-. We saw almost all sixteen. It was the work of two days and rather tiring, but worthwhile. This one we did not see the inside of but the outside of the structure is quite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Got lost and stumbled upon this building which from the outside is very deceiving, it looks large but very little to suggest it holds such wondrous views. €3 euro entry fee is nothing when walking around the inside and you get to admire such beautiful windows and craftsmanship. Very glad we happened upon this by chance and definitely worth searching... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a grandiose church it is this one. We got in around 5:30, which if I remember if I remember correctly it was the last time admittance, and we did not pay entrance ans my girlfriend was able to take photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unprepossessing from the outside this building is simply amazing inside. We visit regularly, get the audio guide it's well worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is an entry fee but it is only 3 euro and well worth it, as the art is stunning. You can take as long as you like and also take time to sit and be still if you are inclined to do so. Around the side of the church you may find one or more homeless people begging, however... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Basillica is outstanding, rivalling the Basillica di San Marco, and conveying an overwhelming sense of social and religious history. It can seem that at every turn, a surprise such as another Titian will appear! The large monuments, for example, Canova's Mausoleum, are very striking. It is particularly important to look beyond the nave of the Church: for example, a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see in this place, some amazing and slightly bizarre tombs, Titans galore and Tinterettos. You have to pay to enter.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were surprised there was a cost to enter the church, but the 3E was well worth it. We used Rick Steve's app to guide us through the church and explain things that we were seeing. It has some great artwork inside!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy looking at the architecture and interesting features of churches and cathedrals, but I do find they can be too similar to make an indelible impression on me. There are exceptions, of course, and this is one. The inside is incredibly ornate but the real surprise was that the place is so spacious. Of the many works of art... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Venice has countless churches. Frarichurch is one of the most beautiful .Is also one of the most interesting places to visit

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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