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San Pantalon

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Address: Santa Croce, Venice, Italy

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Quite extrodanry with a outrageous ceiling that draws you towards the light We have been to many a churches on this holiday but this was probably one of the best

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Quite extrodanry with a outrageous ceiling that draws you towards the light We have been to many a churches on this holiday but this was probably one of the best

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San Fernando, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest, my first reason for visiting this church was that "San Pantalon" loosely translates as "Saint Trousers" in Spanish! It's well worth a visit though, being the home of what is said to be the largest oil painting in the world. You can't take photos inside the church, but you can pick up an incredible postcard for just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What is there to say. You have to want to go here, but go here you should. The ceiling is beautiful - in fact that doesn't do it justice. It's incredible and we (those like me who are useless at art, as well as my daughter and friend who are great at it), just sat, looked up and took it... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I probably only visited this because we stayed nearby but I am so glad we did visit. The very plain exterior does not prepare you for the inside, or more specifically the ceiling of this church. This is apparently the largest oil painting in the world at 443 sq ft and made of many canvases sown together. There is a... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Incredibly beautiful interior with a ceiling which is simply out of this world. The entrance is as simple as possible, but pop your head inside the door to be amazed!

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Crediton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Church is packed with treasures (as are most Venetian churches), but the ceiling is breathtaking; one huge trompe d'oeil painting covering the whole area with swirling angels, saints etc.

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richmond. australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Chanced on this (was very close to our accommodation) and it was free so we walked in. The ceiling is superb. Can't take photos unfortunately. Still an active church community

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The only reason we knew about this church was because we wanted to attend Sunday mass and it was the nearest to our hotel so we read up about its large canvas mural. It's outstanding and certainly worth seeing. Make the time.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This is not a place on most people's agenda; but perhaps it should be. The VERY large painting on the ceiling is very impressive. The back chapels have a couple of pre-renaissance gems.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful cathedral quietly tucked away in Venice! One of the most beautiful ceilings of any church in Venice! Well worth a visit & free.

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.