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Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto

Campo San Giacomo di Rialto San Polo 1 | San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 275 0462
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Campo San Giacomo di Rialto San Polo 1 | San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy
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"oldest church"
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"small church"
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"musical instruments"
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"large clock"
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"current church"
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"vivaldi's four seasons"
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"on display"
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"interesting collection"
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"lovely church"
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"fish market"
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"clock tower"
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"fountain"
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"polo"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto is considered to be the oldest church in Venice. This church is located on the Rialto market place, which was once the most important trading area in Venice. Although there was a fire in 1514 that burned the...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I think that the surrounding hustle and bustle of the market stalls and the pedestrians on their way to the Rialto bridge detracts the attention from this lovely church. One glance at the awe inspiring ancient clock, which reminded me of the St Mark’s clock,...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

The square that house 1 of 2 San Giacamo Churches in Venezia, this being dominated by a wall-clock with roman numerals - feels like a market place type square

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

There is quite enough evidence to show that the oldest parts of the church date back from the 6th century, possibly even from the 4th century, and things don't get much older than that as far as churches in the West are concerned... :o) It...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Chisea di San Giacomo di Rialto as the name suggests is situated a stones throw from the Rialto bridge. Traditionally said to be the oldest church in Venice according to an inscription on the left-hand pillar in the chancel which states 421. The church now...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

San Giacomo Is a small church located right behind the Rialto daily flea market in an open square. Inside was closed when we were there on a Monday.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Outside you see the beautiful huge clock. It’s just off the Rialto bridge and is easy to find. It’s in a small square with a fountain. It claims to be the oldest church in Venice. Inside you can see lots of old musical instruments on...More

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

San Giacomo di Rialto is one of the most interesting church in Venice. The large clock send you the message that you have to enter and after that you find a surprise. A lot of violins are surrounded by their music...

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Some consider part of it to be the oldest church in Venice. It is easy to miss as one heads to the Rialto Market, so take a few moments to step inside. Beautiful main altar and interesting façade with a large clock. The church is...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

It appears to be a museum with a few interesting and old musical instruments, but set in a church! The church itself faces a small square and fountain, which is just off the Rialto Bridge. It's worth 10 - 15 minutes to look around with...More

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the
Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six
sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest
neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the
markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San
Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San
...More
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