Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
4.5
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1631-83, the church's façade is embellished with 125 statues, which form a sharp contrast to the somber interior.
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Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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Brandon B
London, UK214 contributions
Feb 2022
We jumped in a rowing boat for €2.50 from St Mark's and visited the basilica that way rather than walking around to Academia Bridge. It's one of the huge buildings you see across the water from St Mark's. It's an interesting trip, there's some interesting paintings, a pope's throne and some other religious artefacts - and it's free. The Peggy Guggenheim museum is nearby and its a short walk to the Academia Bridge which will get you back across the Grand Canal.
Written February 26, 2022
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Jean S
Ashby de la Zouch, UK557 contributions
Apr 2022
We approached via traghetto from St mark's and that in itself was lovely. The building is undergoing restoration but it is still possible to visit and well worth it to see some of the Renaissance art work. Well worth paying a little bit extra to go into the rooms at the back as well to see the paintings there and also the pope's outfits.
Written April 22, 2022
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JJOH
Doha, Qatar636 contributions
May 2022
It’s fi what near the Peggy Guggenheim collection (not my cup of tea) and ifvyou are in this part of town well worth a visit. Undergoing some restoration of the facade at present but you can still see inside and there is an option to go up into the cupola if you want. I wouldn’t go out if my way to see it as I have got church overload having been touring Italy for a few weeks but this is one of those buildings most of us will have seen in iconic images of this incredible city so if you are near check it out
Written May 16, 2022
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AlexSwallow
Sheffield, UK1,482 contributions
Oct 2020
There are many beautiful churches in Venice but this is one of the most amazing to me. First, it is sited in an incredible position, just across the water from St Mark's Square and if you go up and down the Grand Canal by boat you will see it all the time, there is a stop just outside. Second, the outside of the church is amazing. Third, while the inside is a lot plainer, the design, with a huge central circular area and the altar off to one side, is like nothing I've seen before.
Written October 8, 2020
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Raffiella11
Leicestershire, UK4,699 contributions
Feb 2020
San Salute is just minutes from our hotel, so we see it many times a day.

The exterior i named the wedding cake, as it just reminds me of one. Heavily decorated on the outside, take take to just stand in the campo and look up, totally fabulous exterior.

When carnivale is on in February the steps of san salute are always a great place for catch a glimpse and take photo's or carnivale people in their fantastic colourful costumes

Inside is entirely different, quite awesteer, and very grey, but the paintings are fabulous.
Written April 30, 2020
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XenieAxa
Prague, Czech Republic94 contributions
Jul 2020
Fantastic place. Tintoretto painted "Marriage at Cana - 1561"., displayed in the great sacristy, which includes a self-portrait. The most represented artist included in the church is Titian, who painted St. Mark Enthroned with Saints Cosmas, Damian, Sebastian and Roch. This place is possible to reach by vaporetto or by walk. Both possibilities are nice.
Written August 8, 2020
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,696 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Baroque style Roman Catholic Church. We could see it from St.Mark's square. The church was built as a votive offering for Venice's deliverance from the Black Plague and dedicated to Our Lady of Health, Salute. It is a vast,octagonal building with two domes and a pair of picturesque bell towers at the back. at the apex of the pediment stands a statue of the Virgin Mary who presides over the church which was erected in her honor. The main facade is richly decorated by statues of the four evangelists, St. Mark, St Luke, St. Matthew, St John. The interior is octagonal with eight radiating chapels in the row. The three altars to the right of the main entrance are decorated with scenes from the life of Virgin Mary - the Presentation of Our Lady in the Temple, Assumption of Our Lady, and Nativity of Our Lady. The Baroque high altar arrangement shelters an iconic Madonna and Child.
Written March 7, 2020
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SB01
Krakow, Poland644 contributions
Oct 2020
This is not an especially attractive church inside, but it is very grandiose in scale and of an unusual octagonal design. The exterior is very striking and the church is in a stunning location, right at the confluence of two canals. Walking to the church, then around the area in which it is built, is a very enjoyable experience, especially on a sunny day. There is no entrance charge.
Written October 13, 2020
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Sara H
Melbourne, Australia681 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
The Basilica was build in gratitude by the people of Venice when their answered prayers to Saint Mary delivered Venice from the horrendous plague that killed a third of its population. The Basilica literally means The Basilica of Saint Mary of Good Health. It is located in the Dorsoduro Barrio and is a beautiful walk to a less frequented side of the Canal.
Written February 9, 2020
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harryzac
Oldham, UK316 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Currently under restoration, the interior is a stark contrast to Basilica San Marco across the Grand Canal. Interestingly the sign at the entrance states free entry and no one should charge to enter a place of worship. Perhaps San Marco could take note!!! Definitely worth a look if your down at Academia or the Guggenheim…and it’s a fabulous view across the lagoon.
Written December 3, 2021
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