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Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
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Owner description: Designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1631-83, the church's façade is embellished with 125 statues, which form a sharp contrast to the somber interior.
Reviewed May 20, 2013

The church is famous for be rounded and for the light of the day that floods all the church through the vitreaux.-

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This wonderful church is so well situated that anyone who has seen pictures of Venice will recognise it - but perhaps not so many have visited. It's conveniently located at one of the first vaporetto stops on line 1 after you leave St.Mark's Square though and well worth getting off at for a closer look.

It is reportedly built on more than a million wooden piles to support its huge weight but it gives an impression of great elegance and grace. The exterior is beautifully decorated with carved statues and ornate circular buttresses and the inside is unusually light and airy. It also contains some impressive works of art, not least of all a number by Titian. The dome both inside and out is very impressive and dominates the church's architecture. The steps outside give you a nice spot to watch the world go by on the Grand Canal before you set off for your next sight.

Thank Hetmeister
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Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

This beautiful church is free to visit and worth it! It is a good study in contrast to the opulent St. Mark's. Its location on the waterfront is also attractive and provides a nice view of St Mark's across the canal. Recommended.

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

And as we were walking through this side of Venice, along all the many alley ways past many shops selling pretty reasonable Murano glass goods. We came across this magnificent old Church sitting right at the end of the grand canal and looking right over to St Marks square itself. I honestly have to admit this is one glorious setting and when you climb the steps, look back over, or even better find a nice spot on the steps and just watch the World walk and sail past, and believe me it's very interesting looking at all the different nationalities walking around taking photos and so on.
Before you enter free of charge there are the obligatory Gypsies and other hawkers hanging around the main doors just ignore them. Inside I found this place very busy with many tourists and very large infuriating tour parties, this being caused by the entire altar area being fenced off and in turn created a bottle neck of people. and trying to look around here was pretty hopeless, but what I did see was something very old and historical with a unique true story attached which dated back to the time of the plague. Looking around you do realise it isn't as grand as other churches around Venice, but is definitely worth a look and is easily accessible by Walking/Gondola/Vaporetto. The one thing you will find upon leaving are the many backstreet shops and cafes which are pretty cheap and cheerful, and along with a cold beer or two makes it a pleasant little sightseeing walk and visit..!

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Ignore the old lady with the plastic cup who stands at the entrance and tries to collect "donations" for the church. Entry to the church is free (as the sign clearly states) and she is just a gypsy. Do NOT give her any money.
Having said that, the church itself does not have much going for it inside. It does, however, contribute positively to the Venetian skyline, but that's about it.

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