Chiesa di San Zaccaria
Chiesa di San Zaccaria
4.5
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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Amy
65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
We visited around midday by coincidence as we walked past on our way to a different attraction. Entrance to the main part of the church was free, so it’s definitely worth going in to look at the highly decorated walls. The renaissance frescoes were so impressive. There was a charge to enter the crypt. We would have liked more information boards available in English to tell us the history of the building and artworks within.
Written April 15, 2022
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy26,374 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Church with roundish facade built in 15th century on previous church and convent dating 9th century. In the ancient church destroyed by fire in 1105, Pope Benedetto III found refuge in 855 from antipope Anastasio.
I found church closed , I could admire only the beautiful bas-reliefs on facade
Written January 5, 2020
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,560 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I visited this church because I wanted to see Giovanni Bellini's Madonna and Child among Saints painting.
The church itself is monumental. Its white facade is really beautiful. Inside, it is beautifully decorated, and in addition to the already mentioned painting by Giovanni Bellini, there are paintings and frescoes by other great Renaissance painters.
Written August 4, 2022
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CarolinaNurse323
Kernersville, NC6,206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
My husband and I were in Venice to celebrate our #55 anniversary and strolling around one day we came upon this gorgeous church located in the Campo San Zaccaria in the Castello neighborhood.
This is a parish church dedicated to S. Zaccaria and inside there are tombs of many doges and an altarpiece work by Bellini from 1505.
Absolutely gorgeous and a must see!!
Written February 22, 2024
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saibot
Huntersville, NC428 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We stumbled upon this place after coming back from Murano via the boat dock of the same name. Nice square to get a little bit of breathing room. Lots of good dining options around there too! The church itself was very interesting, & a great no cost attraction to see some amazing architecture & art. Worth the visit!
Written January 8, 2020
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Moscow, Russia119,047 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
This beautiful church was founded on the initiative of Doge Giustiniano Participazio in the 9th century to house the relics of St. Zacharias, who was the father of John the Baptist, donated to the city of Venice by the Byzantine emperor Leo V, who also sent money and craftsmen.
Written January 9, 2023
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China160,014 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
San Zaccaria (free entry) is a neat little church located on a small piazza by the same name, east of Piazza San Marco by 5 minutes walk. Here you can find masterpieces by the likes of Bellini and enjoy the nice blend of Gothic and Early Renaissance architecture, design and art. Opening hours are 10-12pm and 4-6pm (as of March 2015).

The church history extends back to the 7th century but the modern building was constructed mainly during the late 15th century. What you'll find are preserved Gothic facade and nave structures given a significant renaissance makeover popular at that time.

The interior features heavily frescoed walls which are lovely to view. Near the alter you find see Giovanni Bellini's masterpiece 'Madonna and the Saints' (1505 AD). This is a remarkable painting, perhaps one of Old Master's finest, completed at the age of 73.

Note: For 1 euro fee, you can enter the sacristy and crypt. Here you can find more lovely frescos in the sacristy as well as walk through the small crypt area. Supposedly, this is the resting place of several doges from the distant past. Another highlight for us is the Cappela D'Oro (Golden Chapel) where you see frescos of saints on the ceiling in a Gothic style chapel which features a lovely gilded altarpiece.

In the end, San Zaccaria is a relatively small church which you can enjoy in no more than 15-20 minutes or longer if you enjoy what you are seeing. It is also quite well located near to many attractions in San Marco and free to visit. As such, it is an easy recommendation to visit.
Written June 8, 2015
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David R
Porlock Weir, UK38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
Lovely calm church full of art but for us the highlight was the crypt with its fantastic golden altar piece - entrance to this was through an indistinct door behind a table selling postcards towards the back on the right hand side of the church . Fragments of mosaic floors from previous churches built on the same site (one I think from the ninth century, another the twelfth) all with floor levels lower than that of the present floor, vividly brought home the timelessness of the place. Part of the flooded crypt now permanently under water can also be seen, and forcibly brings home how times have changed.
Written November 1, 2013
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marinablue
Brighton134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Solo
This is a wonderful, free entry church with hidden treasures and a magnificent façade in a quiet square immediate off the Riva degli Schiavona. Just look for Hotel Savoia and Jolanda and pass through the Sortoportego passageway immediately to the right of the hotel entrance. It is well worth paying the 50 cents in a slot on the right hand side of the church to illuminate it and an extra 50 cents to illuminate the beautiful 15th century Bellini's Madonna and the Saints altarpiece. Further down on the right hand side, you can pay a couple of euros to visit some very atmospheric ancient parts of the church where some of the doges are buried, however this is not always possible as the area downstairs can be flooded at times of the high water
Written July 10, 2014
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KonstantinIliev
London, UK231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
One of the most beautiful churches in Venice with great paintings and marble sculptures inside. Also one of the few with free entrance. Located on a quiet campo very close to San Marco, but away from the crowds. For a small fee you can visit also the ancient crypt below the church. Certainly worth a visit.
Written June 11, 2014
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