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Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 272 8611
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Originally built in the mid-13th century, Santa Maria Glorisoa dei Frari (St. Mary of the Friars) houses many masterpieces of Venetian Renaissance art, notably Giovanni Bellini's triptych "Madonna and Child with Saints," the "Assumption" and the "Pesaro Madonna" by Titian, Saint John the Baptist by Donatello.
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San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 272 8611
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked around Venice and especially made a point of stopping at this magnificent Basilica just to see the alter piece of Titian , The assumption of the Virgin which is amazing. Titian himself is buried here

Thank Karen S
Reviewed yesterday

I love the interior of this church. It is full of interesting things and has a lovely atmosphere. I never fail to visit when I am in Venice.

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Reviewed yesterday

Was here in 2015 and absolutely loved the church. Made a point both times of staying next door in an apartment and am so glad we did. My second visit was even better, we came late evening, was not crowded and was so well lit...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must see. This church is included in the chorus pass. Extremely photogenic and has important art and tombs.

Thank Thewoodlandstexas
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful building and interesting but I was extremely disappointed to find they hid the gold alter top which was crazy priceless and made you pay to see it.If that money went to homeless people or something.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We wandered around trying to find this Basilica, but it was worth the effort. The monuments inside are amazing and cover several centuries of history. We took more pictures inside this church than any other.

1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely little church with 2 very famous paintings by the little artist. Compared to StMark's Basicila this was nothing though!

1  Thank rimavh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We could not visit the whole basilica due to a wedding but even the small part we could see was really nice. There are many churches to visit in Venice but this one would definitely be high on my recommendation list !

1  Thank Eric D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quiet, no queues. Fairly useful audio guide and map of exhibits. Again emphasises the sponsorship powers of the various wealthy families. Able to spend time studying the paintings and his monument and that of Canova. The three tier choir stalls were also worth seeing.

1  Thank JennyClive
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Venice on a number of occasions. Each visit has seen us take very long walks through the main island of the city. Our most recent visit was no exception. Previous visits had seen us pass by this plain but imposing large church....More

1  Thank BigHugh51
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
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Karen D
26 September 2017|
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Response from SunnyCloudyRainy | Reviewed this property |
If my memory didn't fade, it was free entry for anyone, just need to cover up your knees and shoulders (they'd lent you some cloth to cover up if you don't have anything).
Robert H
31 July 2015|
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Response from Nossik | Reviewed this property |
With your back to Canal Grande, reach Campo San Toma. From there follow red signs for Scuola Grande S. Rocco, and you'll get there in 2 minutes tops (San Rocco is a square behind Frari). Doesn't really matter, which bystreet... More
Robert H
31 July 2015|
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Response from travelingrm | Reviewed this property |
If you are staying at a hotel I. Venice, ask them for a map and let them mark the directions.