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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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The Pantheon of Venice

A beautiful church, richly decorated, with tombs of important men of the Republic of Venice. Don't miss the ancient Hospital nearby, with a spectacular library and a little museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 June 2014
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

A beautiful church, richly decorated, with tombs of important men of the Republic of Venice. Don't miss the ancient Hospital nearby, with a spectacular library and a little museum of medical instruments.

5 Thank Algira_trip
Reading, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

This basilica is located next to the main hospital in Venice. It is in a quiet area, devoid of the hoards of tour groups, which makes for a pleasant visit. Definitely worth seeking out.

3 Thank luvroma2
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

Situated next to the hospital we walked in by chance. It's another example of a modest basilica (with some lovely stain glass and incredibly high ceilings) packed full of amazing artworks. Another bonus is the nice cafe and gelato stand across the street.

1 Thank Andrew_Lee_Taylor
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

This is a great area to stay - far from the madding crowd but full of history and art. We spent a lot of time here and loved it.

1 Thank fay V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

This vast edifice, visible from many parts, houses some unexpected delights. Take a guide book or you may miss some (but that just makes a return visit necessary).

1 Thank NeilMacL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

My wife and I were here on our last day in Venice on Friday April 18, 2014. A small fee will allow you to enter one of the most beautiful Basilicas in Venice. Great escape from the crowds. Also they have a relic on display - the foot of Saint Catherine. One of the few churches that allows photos. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

The interior of the Church is remarkably spacious, and really is worth a visit. It houses the tombs of 25 Doge - please don't ask me to name them!!!!! The church is the home to paintings by Giovanni Bellini and Piazzetta and is known as the Pantheon of Venice - take a look and you will see why.

2 Thank Ruthiebabes007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

This church has a lot of art. If you enjoy the works of Bellini, this is the place. With the "all churches" ticket you can visit here, or buy single.

1 Thank Mabel C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

This is a very large and very pretty church. I was quite surprised how many churches in Venice loked quite plain inside. This was not the case with Ss. Giovanni e Paolo. The church is beautiful from the outside but really amazing inside. The entry is free and you can wonder around looking at all the beautiful paintings and statues.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

Take your time with this church, it has a dignity and sense of citizenship closely linked to the city and its history.

Thank Sara W

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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