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Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)

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All reviews equestrian statue buried here beautiful church burial place side chapels small entry fee final resting place castello district small square worth a visit lovely square the main tourist steeped in history old church off the beaten track walking tour homes
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This huge brick built church is one of the largest in Venice. Situated in a square in Castelo . The church was completed in 1430. It had many monuments and paintings with a byzantine statue named Madonna della Pace.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo is a large imposing church with a magnificent interior. The murals and sculptures are beautiful and the large open area at the entrance is unusual. Very impressive

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, it's very easy to accidentally walk into the hospital right next door! Don't make that mistake! I was left very confused. But once I went in the appropriate door, I loved this Basilica - it's huge, beautifully light and airy, and really very stunning,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank emilyce32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would highly recommend don’t worry about long queues they go down really quickly. The Pala D’Oro is so beautiful has to be seen To be believedas is the whole building.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank susan F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit one church in Venice that is off the beaten track (with the wonderful hospital building -also worth a look, next door) make it this one. The size is staggering and it is steeped in history from the Doges burial caskets to immense...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jameson F
Reviewed February 9, 2019

We visited here as part of the walking tour. The guide talked about the church and also told us that we should explore the area at a later time. The gothic church is in a large square with a statue and a hospital.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed February 7, 2019

We stumbled across this place on the Sunday afternoon as we had seen all the usual tourist traps and was spending some time just wandering, so glad we did! It is free to enter but they encourage a donation which I was more than happy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank edclan
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Great architecture and the sculptures inside are amazing, There is an entrance fee and you cannot take photos inside but well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BartekM24
Reviewed January 3, 2019

We loved the huge scale of the place. It felt very old also. The admittance fee seems absurd...it's not exactly on the main tourist track, and it is just a suggested amount (FYI). I asked for change back on the exact suggested amount and got...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ryans69
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Don't let the outside of this church deceive you, it's utterly amazing on the inside. It has multiple naves, each with different floors all more amazing then the last, the soaring ceilings and windows are something to behold. Also a wonderful square with an outstanding...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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