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Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)

Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 6363 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 5913
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Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 6363 Venice, Italy
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"equestrian statue"
in 14 reviews
"buried here"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 21 reviews
"side chapels"
in 6 reviews
"burial place"
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"final resting place"
in 3 reviews
"big church"
in 4 reviews
"castello district"
in 4 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 10 reviews
"small square"
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"quick look"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"lots of history"
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"awe inspiring"
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"old church"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read reviews of this church and decided to take a stroll to this church with the children. I must say I was not disappointed. It had beautiful pieces of art and sculptures. I visited with toddlers who were not trully appreciative of history of...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Basilica is a riot of objects and art. In order to fully appreciate what you are seeing and understand the significance of the various pieces and the history, you need a good guide. Without that you are just seeing a jumble that will make...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2018

This lovely church is often referred to as the Pantheon of Venice because several Venetian heroes and Doges are buried here. The exterior is unremarkable, but the interior will not disappoint. In addition to the main altar, there are several side chapels, all beautifully appointed....More

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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

You pay for tickets, it's cheap enough. The time that has been put into making all the interior and structures is very impressive. A stunning church in a beautiful city.

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful art and architecture throughout this final resting place for many Venetian Doges. A bit off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. Serene and lovely. We stayed very near by and heard these beautiful church bells in the evenings...

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Reviewed June 22, 2018

I saw this building on a food tour, & got to go inside - now it is the facade of a large hospital, which is built around the original church & monastery. Through the front doors lies a huge open space - on either side...More

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Reviewed June 15, 2018

This church is large and has a lot of art, but because of the lighting it was difficult to appreciate it all. Also no photos were allowed, which is annoying when you pay for entry. We asked a question of the man working the entry,...More

Thank Dave J
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

One of the largest brick built churches in Venice, the interior is massive with the nave supported by 10 huge columns, it was obviously very important during the Republic as it became the burial place for the Doges from the 15C & 25 of them...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

Not the usual classical styled church that you see on most squares in Venice this brick built church is more modest(by Venice standards) inside the roof structure is especially noteworthy. Altars still abound around the sides.

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Reviewed May 30, 2018

Another great church to visit and see quickly while walking around Venice. For the History, Art, Architecture lover - you wont be dissapointed!

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