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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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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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City of many beautiful churches

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A little off the beaten track, this basilica is packed full of weird and wonderful tombs, and beautiful art. Titian's Assumption over the altar is pretty spectacular, but there's plenty of other curiosities, including the oddly modern monument to Canova. It's worth getting the audio guide too, to explain some of the history to the individual pieces.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Basilica charges a small entry fee, but is well worth it. It was not crowded and not a three-ring circus like St. Mark's and St. Peter's have become. A place to be reverent and appreciate the atmosphere. My favorite part of the visit was viewing the remarkable Italian paintings that are in a place they were meant to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is the home of the Franciscan monks over the centuries. It is impressively large with many beautiful works of art and sculptures. It is across the Grand Canal and a bit of a walk from Plaza San Marco, but if you are staying in Venice, it is worth seeking out. The size and height of the church was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monuments to Titian and Canova are stunning. Titian's Assumption of the Virgin is breathtaking. Not much to look at from the outside, but inside is extraordinary. Well worth an hour to marvel at these Renaissance masterpieces.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside, you won't understand what the fuss is about, but once you walk in the door, you'll see that its well worth the small entrance fee. First of all the tombs and memorials are stunning. Canova and Titian's tombs are marvels, but Longhena's monument to Doge Pesaro is absolutely amazing. It is the massive piece around a doorway... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built in 1250, the church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is considered as one of the greatest churches in Venice. The structure is tucked away in Campo dei Frari at the heart of the San Polo district. The campanile is the second tallest in the city after that of San Marco and the only medieval rood screen (an ornate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anyone with even a passing interest in art has to spend time here. Titian's sublime Assumption of the Virgin is the central focus, but there are several other wonderful pieces, including Bellini's Triptych in the sacristy.

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Bacau, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is among my favourite churches from our Italian tour. It is full of priceless treasures, statues, and last but not least the tombs of Tizian and Canova. It is well worth the 3 euro entrance fee and I highly recommend this amazing basilica.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

See two beautiful Titian alterpieces in their original setting, and also the artist's tomb within the setting of this rare Gothic, Franciscan church.

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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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