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San Pantalon

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Address: Dorsoduro, 3703, Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0415235893
10:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 15:00
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Amazing Fresco on the Roof!!!

This Cathedral is claims to have the worlds larges fresco (Roof Painting). Not sure if that is true, but the fresco is simply amazing to jus sit on the benches inside and view... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Shravan M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Cathedral is claims to have the worlds larges fresco (Roof Painting). Not sure if that is true, but the fresco is simply amazing to jus sit on the benches inside and view. you can jus keep staring at it, it's a masterpiece. There is no lights inside the cathedral, you will have to put a 50cent coin and it... More 

Thank Shravan M
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had high hopes when we went here, but was very disappointed. The ceiling is huge, but is poorly maintained and very dark compared to many others in the city. If you want to see a truly beautiful church that's off the beaten track, go to San Sebastiano or Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

Thank Allen M
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 421 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One has to deposit .50 to view the truly striking Baroque ceiling of the church, which is believed to be the largest oil painting in the World. The campo is lovely and there is an interesting plaque by the canal, which lists minimum measurements of various fish to keep fish sellers in line.

Thank Anna G
Venice, Italy
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We sat for hours just looking up at the ceiling. Even. Y three teenage children were enthralled with this little hidden gem.

Thank marionhatwell
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

What makes someone memorable is not just what they have done but what is recorded. This is the resting place of Marco Polo who traveled extensively throughout Asia. The site was not open to the public when we were there.

Thank travellingsinclairs
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Truly spectacular ceiling painting. If you only visit one church in Venice, this must be the one. Need 50 cent coin to turn lights on. Best money ever spent.

Thank EmerOsborne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I spent 16 days traveling Italy by train, out of all the museums, churches & and historic ruins we saw, this churches interior still stood out to me. We started in Venice and after 16 days I can honestly say the painted ceiling in this church was the best i saw. There is something very powerful about it and i... More 

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Albany, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This ceiling and the entire interior of this building is absolutely incredible. To think that such magnificent things were created so long ago is amazing. I could have sat for hours finding new detail in the ceiling.. Top spot to visit.

Thank Murfy2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were told this is the largest church ceiling painting in the world, I'm not sure if that is true but it sure is impressive and definitely the largest we have seen. The artist fell to his death from the scaffolding in 1704, while he was finishing this masterpiece. The Coronation of the Virgin is also breathtaking and worth the... More 

Thank letsgosydney
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The ceiling of this church is beyond belief. How could anyone not to be impressed by it. The artist spent over 20 years painting it and I for one thank him for his dedication.

Thank edwardcC983CA

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood 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. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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