Chiesa di Santa Maria di Nazareth - Chiesa degli Scalzi

Chiesa di Santa Maria di Nazareth - Chiesa degli Scalzi, Venice

Chiesa di Santa Maria di Nazareth - Chiesa degli Scalzi

Chiesa di Santa Maria di Nazareth - Chiesa degli Scalzi
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Neighborhood: Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,993 contributions
Sep 2021
If you are from NW Europe or have a Protestant background this exuberant Baroque church feels perhaps a bit over the top. Consecrated in 1705 the construction of the church was part of an offensive by the Catholic hierarchy to win back hearts and minds. The period of the Counter-Reformation brought about many similar structures especially in Italy and Spain. If you walk inside you are immediately overwhelmed by the many different sculptures, the dense ornamentation and deep colours of painted works.

I particularly liked a sculpture of San Sebastian by Bernardo Falconi made in 1669. It is in the Venier chapel.

Odd, you have to exit the church by walking through a souvenir shop.
Written October 19, 2021
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,289 contributions
Aug 2020
Close to the train station. Nice architecture and worth the visit. Really crowded. I think is a must if you visit Venezia.
Written September 5, 2020
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,696 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The facade is in Baroque style and there are four first floor statues besides the statue of Virgin and child, statue of St Catherine of Siena and St Thomas Aquinas. In the interior, the first chapel to the right has a statue of St John of the Cross. The third Chapel on the left has a statue of St Sebastian with bronze bas reliefs . Look out for the organ with gilded decorations and reliefs, the main altar and choir ceiling.
Written February 27, 2020
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durham05
Durham, UK1,231 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
This has to be one of the most beautiful churches in Venice. Lots of paintings on the interior and the architecture is impressive. Highly recommended
Written February 18, 2020
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Daniel&Amy
Rotorua, New Zealand300 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
A quick visit to an absolutely beautiful church that is very close to the main tourist highway. The visit is free of charge although a donation is recommended. Unfortunately we somehow missed the gardens. The highlights include the six main sculptures and the incredibly decorative alter.
Written December 31, 2019
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,461 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Beautiful church built in 1672 with a superbly decorated facade with several statues and twins columns. Internal with one nave richly decorated, the altars have beautiful sculptures, the ceiling are frescoes, someone made by Tiepolo
Written December 29, 2019
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bas t
Brussels, Belgium1,908 contributions
Oct 2019
this Church is next to the station so choose first visit or last but its well Worth the moments that you will spend with so many churches in venice it difficult to say which ones are best so its better to visit them all as we will do when we return next year
Written November 3, 2019
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skitchener
kent78 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
This church is absolutely wonderful, after seeing so many churches with treasures but no spiritual feel to them, this surpassed them all. Reading the review that said it was ‘disappointing ‘ ... did they see the same church as me? Visit it, look at the baroque style, the vibrant colours , feel the love in that church. I would rate it over St Marks, with its stolen treasures and stolen bones!
Written October 3, 2019
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nickJ4005HT
Richmond, Canada183 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We pass by this church --- Santa Maria of Nazareth --- everyday on our way to our daily sightseeing in Venice. Since it is so close to our B & B one day we decided to visit it and was very impressed by the ornate decorations for such a modest looking exterior in an obscures location (near the bridge). We were glad we stopped by and prayed.
Written July 1, 2019
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warren D
Vladivostok, Russia3,386 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
This beautiful church right next to S. Lucia station dates back to the early 18th century. It was finished in 1705 and is a national monument. Certainly worth a look, whether or not you are religious or Christian.

Today it is a national monument. Inside, colored marbles and magnificent Corinthians give the visitor a feeling of opulence and wonder.
Written June 14, 2019
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