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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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+39 041 523 5913
7:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Beautiful piazza and Basilica

Definitely one of the many little piazzas and cieza's worth checking out for sure. The location is not far from most historical places so you might end up / cross by regardless.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely one of the many little piazzas and cieza's worth checking out for sure. The location is not far from most historical places so you might end up / cross by regardless.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit as lovely church in a nice little square, it does have an entrance fee but not much. Restaurants around it for lunch or dinner.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Santi Giovanni e Paolo is noted as the location where over 20 of the doges are interred and commenorated with their vast tombs. This is impressive enough, but it also includes an array of art and I find the building impressive, built from brick rather than stone and impressive in its solidity. Next to it is the Scuolo di St... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a beautiful basilica, just as all the other monuments and places in Venice. You can't take pictures inside though.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quick visit as part of our tour - great place with lots of history. Wet back and had a better look around.

Thank coraliejarcher
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went inside this attraction for the museum but huge queues to gain access so we wandered around the internal cloisters to soak up the atmosphere. It is a live working poly hospital so please respect the environment. The external building is also attractive and was originally a monestary so worth reading up on its history.

Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

It hosts the pantheon for many Venezian Duches but it seems that no tourist is visiting here in the residential area South to Fondamentea Nuove and the hospital.. I seems to be grey and not attractive. The more attractive is the story about the horse-man statue positioned in front of this basilica and the ex school grande di san Marco.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

This basilica was one of the stops on a alternative city walk. In contrast to the Basilica di San Marco, to enter and see the whole majestic building you have to pay a fee of 3.50 euro. It's for the restoration of the church. There are some beautiful art pieces on the walls. And if you read a little bit... More 

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Reviewed February 4, 2017

This minor basilica stands in the Castello historic district next to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Its massive size caught our attention as we we started to take a shortcut through the school to the hospital, and we turned back for a closer look. The Gothic brick church appeared to be fairly simple, but that impression gave way inside.... More 

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Reviewed January 23, 2017

This church is not on the Chorus Pass, but it is well worth the effort. A cavernous structure which is filled with some amazing artwork and statuary, it has some pretty side chapels worth a peek too!

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