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San Giorgio Maggiore

Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30133 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 7827
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30133 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 7827
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Do take the vaporetto here. It is directly across from St Mark's Square. Entry to the church is free. At the moment, there is an installation for the Biennale by Michelangelo Pistoletto in the centre of the nave. This consists of a circle of mirrors...More

Thank davem28760
Reviewed 6 days ago

After the crowds and heat of San Marco's Square, we went across the lagoon to San Georgio Maggiore. There were so few people there, the view at the top was magnificent and the breeze just made me want to stay up there. Even the ride...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Quiet, clean and the tower offers stunning views of Venice - definitely worth a visit. Little restaurant good too.

1  Thank Annushka N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another bell tower with a lift which gives a view of Venice (including Doges Palace and St Marks Square) from across the water. Entry is 6 euros and there wasn't a queue when we visited mid-morning. There are also quite a few modern art exhibitions...More

Thank vanadia7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely go to the bell tower here if you can for those panoramic shots back over towards San Marco square! Spend some time inside the church itself as well - less busy than other sites and you can enjoy the serenity.

Thank CPandBP
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entrance for the Basilica. Paid 6 euro and take the elevator to the top of the bell tower, you could see stunning Venice skyline. But please be ensure the sky is clear before you go up :)

Thank Jeab T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great deal. For 6 euros you get to tour the church and ride up the bell tower elevator for the best View in Venice and you can support the church. Best place to take pictures. We had no lines to wait in and s Marc's...More

Thank Rowlaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Vaporetto over to the island as a part of our 24 hours travel ticket (get in as many vaporetto rides as you can!!) We decided to walk around the island first before entering the basilica. However, there is not much of the...More

1  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Followed previous reviews to visit the church (free entry) and take the lift up the bell tower (E6 each) to view Venice from above. Fantastic views in every direction, watched one of the cruise ships negotiate the Giudecca Canal - amazing sight! We were lucky...More

Thank melj1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the many architectural masterpieces that Venice justly boasts. I highly recommend not to miss it in your visit to this unique city. The main façace is monumental and a bit austere, in a classical style. The vast interior is...More

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May 2, 2017|
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Response from Crystal012 | Reviewed this property |
We always buy a vaporetto ticket for the week we are staying in Venice so I am not sure about the ruling on two separate trips. I my view it is probably just as cheap to buy a day ticket and you would be able to hop on and... More
Debi B
April 24, 2017|
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Response from Crystal012 | Reviewed this property |
We have always visited in November and December so difficult to say but as others have said both would be ideal. From a photographic point of view the early sunrise is particularly good from the San Marco side looking toward... More
March 20, 2017|
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Response from Zlabermahnte | Reviewed this property |
Yet I invite you to consider that also the bell tower is sacred and integrant part of the church.