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Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 272 8611
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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 "Pesaro Madonna" by Titian, Saint John the Baptist by Donatello.
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San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 272 8611
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Reviewed September 4, 2015

We found this church through one of the guide books, and it was only a 15 minute walk from our hotel so visited it on the way to the Rialto. A small fee is required to enter (€3) but it is well worth it. Each...More

1  Thank StooH
Reviewed September 3, 2015

The Frari church is one of my favourite churches/places to visit while I'm in Venice. The Titian against the altar is one of Venice's most famous works of art. But I am always stunned by the gorgeous tomb of Canova, Venice's famed sculptor. Be sure...More

Thank WanderfullTraveler
Reviewed September 2, 2015

An absolute must !!!!!!!! From the outside this minor basilica is quite plain in Italian standards. However the interior will blow you away. The is a tomb held high by four huge moors, and on the high altar the exquisite painting by Titian of the...More

Thank WelshDelilah
Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is one of the very few must sees in Venice. There is of course masses to see in Venice - it takes weeks to see it all and I have taken weeks to do so. But this is a MUST SEE. The history of...More

1  Thank MayerlingMignon
Reviewed September 1, 2015

So much wonderful art to see - highly recommend as one of our highlights of Venice. Small entrance fee.

Thank JaneSurrey_
Reviewed September 1, 2015

It does need my ratings, probably, it keeps impressing people for centuries. great Canova, Titian etc

Thank LSNY-12
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Beautiful artwork, worth the trip here and spending 10-15 minutes looking at all the beauty. We stopped by here based on trip advisor reviews and we're not disappointed. Not far from many other attraction - so easy to add this into your itinerary on one...More

1  Thank mesmith14
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Beatutiful and peaceful church. I visited twice here and I always love it. I can spend even a few hours here to sit down and watch beautiful paintings and the alter etc. One of the most beautiful church in the world.

Thank Momopie
Reviewed August 31, 2015

Brilliant church. The choir chairs are incredible. Wonderful artwork and full of history a true gem in Venice

Thank optiman32
Reviewed August 30, 2015

The artwork (paintings and sculpture - Titian, Donatello and Canova) is amazing. I recommend downloading Rick Steves' audio guide (free) before going. If you buy a "San Marco Pack" museum/church pass combo ticket, Basilica dei Frari is included. S. Toma stop on the vaporetto. Plan...More

1  Thank RMJB
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
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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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Response from travelingrm | Reviewed this property |
If you are staying at a hotel I. Venice, ask them for a map and let them mark the directions.