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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
San Polo
+39 041 272 8611
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Reviewed May 9, 2016

We enjoyed walking through this church. It seemed much lighter than the others. The brightness lifted spirits as we enjoyed the craftsmanship and art work.

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Reviewed May 9, 2016

Stunning church and amazing art. Spoiled by people taking photos, and disrespect to a religious building.

Thank Cath B
Reviewed May 8, 2016

I think that the Friari is better than San Marco's. San Marco's is fabulous, but the Friari is so simple and just gorgeous. So many beautiful works.... Vivarini, Bellini, Donnatello, Titian and beautiful tombs.... Titian is buried here despite supposedly being killed by the plague....More

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Reviewed May 8, 2016

Beautiful church with so much outstanding art. A small charge to enter but the stunning pictures painted by master artists are mesmerising. Don't miss the Bellini in the sacristy - truly remarkable!!

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Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

If you're in the area this is certainly worth visiting. There is a small €3 charge to enter which I would say is worth it. The church is packed with history and art which is stunning to look at as well as architecture being amazing...More

1  Thank Tom C
Reviewed May 5, 2016

It is located in a residential area. Take a guided tour if you can otherwise you'll miss out on the significance and meaning of the various works of art.

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Reviewed May 5, 2016

This Church is free to the public and well worth a look. The detail is outstanding! Do read the history on this church, interesting

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Reviewed May 5, 2016

The nominal 3 euro charge is worth it. This church is huge and seems to go one forever. Crypts are in the floor everywhere and the small vestibules on the sides are works of art. An interesting feature is a pyramid shaped monument on the...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed May 4, 2016

magic...very nice espacially if you go to a mass..nice bulding nice incide if you are or not religious can give you the sence of relax ..

Thank Argirios R
Reviewed May 3, 2016

Don't miss this particular site and other basilicas in Venice. Breathtaking basilica with must see paintings and architecture.

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Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
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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
Robert H
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Response from Nossik | Reviewed this property |
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
Robert H
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