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Santi Giovanni e Paolo

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Address: Castello 6363 | Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041-523-5913
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One beautiful basilica!

In light of its towering windows it presents as a heavenly building. Its dimensions are magnificent as well as the monument in front of it. Find out for yourself, amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Thank Mike N
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful an big Church, not so distant from St. Marc and near the hospital. Anyway, they ask you some money to enter - like a lot of other Churches in Venice - and that's not a good thing.

Thank Francesco B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In light of its towering windows it presents as a heavenly building. Its dimensions are magnificent as well as the monument in front of it. Find out for yourself, amazing.

Thank 251larsn
Bangor, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in on lark on the way to the water taxi to Burano. Amazing! A bit of hike so you dont get the throngs of tourists just the diehards like us!

Thank mattyTravelGuy
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice square to visit. The best thing is that it is not busy and you can really enjoy yourself there. Maybe sit down and have a coffee.

Thank walid m
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this church and the beautiful - and quiet - courtyard area almost by accident while on out initial exploration of the street up arrival in the city. Beautiful building - both inside and out - although it does not receive the attention that the larger or more recognized, high traffic area churches and cathedrals do. This was our... More 

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Braga, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not the most important thing to do on the city but the building is very nice. They also have a hospital next door that is the only hospital that I ever see that look like an opera house.

Thank Roberto S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this church on our way to St Marks Square. Entrance is not free and as its not a member of chorus.The entrance fee was 2.50 euros. But the church is vast. Its a Basilica known in Venetian as San Zanipolo and is situated in the Castello district of Venice.Whilst you cannot take photos in the basilica the cashier... More 

Thank Michael B
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a 3 minute walk through. It's too bad that a church like this doesn't get more than a look. But when you've seen St. Peter's or St. Marks, it just doesn't hold up 😀 Still a beauty though.

Thank Mufcmatt21
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Santi Giovanni e Paolo was renovated in the 2015-2016 and it is my favourite church in Venice. Hardly anyone visits this church because it's tucked away in a corner of the city that few tourists bother to walk to. It is a very large church with lovely little side chapels. I like to come here to get away from the... More 

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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 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.