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Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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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...more
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San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy
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From the outside, it's nothing special but you can stop here for 5 minutes to explore the church and then go explore the city

Thank llinia
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I highly recommend visiting this Basilica. It’s only a short walk from the Piazzale Roma bus stop. The art inside is amazing. Titian’s “Assumption” stands behind the high alter. Absolutely beautiful!

Thank db7477
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a nominal entrance fee but only accept cash so be sure to have euros. You can just stand in the entrance and see most of it. There was no line when we went. If you buy a ticket be sure to go way...More

Thank Nancy14612
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to many church's in Venice but this was one of our favorites. Doesn't take much time and worth fitting it in especially if you are in the Dursoduro district.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a unique experience. I can't explain it. You have to go and see for your self. I'm not a religious man but the basilica is impressive.

Thank c_sirghie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From the outside this basilica doesn’t look like much. But inside it is rather striking in its beauty and the paintings that adorn its walls. I added a few photos to tempt you.

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Advised to visit this amazing church by local resident. And on entering we were truly awed by the magnificence of this wonderful church. The works of art by Titian and Bellini were a privilege to see. Would highly recommend.

Thank June D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful Basilica with lots of great art. The main altarpiece by Titian (Assumption of Virgin) should not be missed. Minor entrance fee.

Thank Badge958
Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to have an adventure of the Sunday following our visit to Basilica San Marco and walked through the beautiful streets of Venice to Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari. One of the reasons for our visit was to see Antonio Canova's momument which...More

Thank Geoff H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of my favourite churches in Venice. To be seen together with the near by Scuola di San Rocco. Between weddings, masses and funerals we had trouble finding a time to visit it, but we finally succeeded.

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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
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Karen D
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Response from EgyptophileEngland | Reviewed this property |
SunyCloudyRainy's memory HAS faded. It is €3 for everyone though with the Chorus card (€12) you get one free entry to 18 churches which is really good value. It's available at the entrance of the participating churches... More
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With your back to Canal Grande, reach Campo San Toma. From there follow red signs for Scuola Grande S. Rocco, and you'll get there in 2 minutes tops (San Rocco is a square behind Frari). Doesn't really matter, which bystreet... More
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If you are staying at a hotel I. Venice, ask them for a map and let them mark the directions.
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