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Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)

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Address: Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 6363 Venice, Italy
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We stumbled upon this amazing church while walking the back areas of Venice. The inside is as beautiful as the outside. There are many small restaurants surrounding the church... read more

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Jamesport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stumbled upon this amazing church while walking the back areas of Venice. The inside is as beautiful as the outside. There are many small restaurants surrounding the church with a wide piazza that is relaxing.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a huge, very impressive basilica and several doges are buried here. It's worth a short visit. Next door is the even more impressive-looking Scuola Grande di San Marco, which is now a hospital. They both face onto the Campo San Giovanni e Paulo, one of the largest squares in Venice. There's a nice coffee shop on the square,... More 

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Cricklade, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Outside this large church is not particularly ornate with its brick façade but with its vaulted ceiling and significant art works inside it is worth the small entry fee. The Basilica is to be found almost at the northern extremity of Castello just below the Fondamenta Nouve and the open lagoon. Worth a visit.

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Liverpool, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like I said in the title, this basilica isn't as big or as glamorous as the famous Saint Mark's Basilica in the lower part of Venice. That said, it still makes for a good visit. It wasn't crowded when I went, which helps it feel more sacred than Saint Mark's, if that's what you're into. It's also more of your... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place by accident while getting lost on purpose in Venice. Extremely suprised with the architecture, the artwork and the seer size of this place. Probably one of the best cathedrals I've been since Rome and Florence. $3.50 per adult to get in but its well worth it. The marble artwork surrounding the Virgin Mary Chapel is astounding! Well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As noted by many others, this basillica is well worth the visit. The interior is immense and very ornate. Many works of art, tombs, marble and wooden statues. The admission is only €3.50 which we felt was VERY reasonable when you consider the cost to maintain such a place. There are several areas which can be better illuminated by pressing... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A surprise: how big brick building can be built in a narrow place. It is interesting from outside and far more interesting inside. You will need to pay again. I don’t like this habit in Venice. Nearly each known church in Venice has entrance fee. Interior is very fine Gothic church with three naves. Take your time to walk around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful church, slightly tucked away but in a lovely big open square next to a particularly picturesque canal. After taking lots of photos of the outside I was hoping to look around inside but found you have to pay as soon as you go in. This is fair enough and I can't remember how much it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the long route here, via a ferry round the top of the island, and a walk past the hospital. It's an interesting ferry ride, passing the ship yards, and places you don't normally visit. The walk back to Rialto is shorter, and a nice route. The chuch is very impressive, with the tombs of many doges. The piazza... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Huge, bright and quiet. No crowds, no rush. This church by the hospital is almost unvisited by tourists, maybe that's why they charge?

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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.