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Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)

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Address: Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 6363 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 523 5913
07:30 - 18:30
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a square chockablock with history

We had an apartment with a view of this magnificent church where 25 doges were buried. It is rich in artwork, architectural structure, and the diversity among the many separate... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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richmond VA
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an apartment with a view of this magnificent church where 25 doges were buried. It is rich in artwork, architectural structure, and the diversity among the many separate "chapels." Tiepolo, Tintaretto, Bellini and so many other artists (sculptures) are represented here. We could not find a guide book in English but we listened to the well-done recording in... More 

Thank patoutland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stumbled upon this remarkable basilica by accident and so happy we did. The inside is absolutely gorgeous and quite moving. Would definitely recommend to stop by for a visit and there is also an awesome cicchetti place around the corner.

Thank Lyndsie H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely one of the many little piazzas and cieza's worth checking out for sure. The location is not far from most historical places so you might end up / cross by regardless.

Thank Ricardo N
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit as lovely church in a nice little square, it does have an entrance fee but not much. Restaurants around it for lunch or dinner.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Santi Giovanni e Paolo is noted as the location where over 20 of the doges are interred and commenorated with their vast tombs. This is impressive enough, but it also includes an array of art and I find the building impressive, built from brick rather than stone and impressive in its solidity. Next to it is the Scuolo di St... More 

Thank Fi_Scott
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a beautiful basilica, just as all the other monuments and places in Venice. You can't take pictures inside though.

Thank ThaliUba
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Quick visit as part of our tour - great place with lots of history. Wet back and had a better look around.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

We went inside this attraction for the museum but huge queues to gain access so we wandered around the internal cloisters to soak up the atmosphere. It is a live working poly hospital so please respect the environment. The external building is also attractive and was originally a monestary so worth reading up on its history.

Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

It hosts the pantheon for many Venezian Duches but it seems that no tourist is visiting here in the residential area South to Fondamentea Nuove and the hospital.. I seems to be grey and not attractive. The more attractive is the story about the horse-man statue positioned in front of this basilica and the ex school grande di san Marco.... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This basilica was one of the stops on a alternative city walk. In contrast to the Basilica di San Marco, to enter and see the whole majestic building you have to pay a fee of 3.50 euro. It's for the restoration of the church. There are some beautiful art pieces on the walls. And if you read a little bit... More 

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