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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 30 September 2015

we went for a walk in the evening and heard music coming out of the cathedral. we stepped in a few minutes to listen. didn't understand a word but it was beautiful. so the next morning we were our walking again and the cathedral was...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2015

Do not miss the paintings and sculpture and monuments at this church, located near the Scuola of San Rocco. And there's a Grom gelato place a block away

Thank BJaneH
Reviewed 30 September 2015

One of my favorite places in Venice. I wandered in alone one day years ago, not knowing what I would find within, and discovered an exquisite altarpiece by Giovanni Bellini, the 15C Venetian painter. I have revisited the madonna and child painting many times since....More

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Reviewed 29 September 2015

Must see, if only for the Bellini madonna, and the Venetian gothic structure - a massive basilica with a sobriety and seriousness one doesn't always find in Venice.

Thank crowdedfalafel
Reviewed 28 September 2015

For Bellini fans. A lot of very intersting paintings by the Venitian master at the top of his skills. You fan read happiness and deep thaughts on the faces of the characters

Thank Bernard A
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This is a lovely church, more interesting in some ways than the splendor of St Mark's. Fascinating interior and history,and it comes with a fun walk thru San Polo Great choice.

Thank samjammom
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Amazing interior, breath taking church, well worth a visit. There are concerts on sometimes and it would be well worth attending in such a great venue.

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Reviewed 27 September 2015

Just don't miss arrive about 09:00 for minimum queue time opens 09:30. Once open queue moves fairly quickly. Wonderful building, stunning art and treasures room. We did not take a guided tour no entrance fee but small charge to treasury an high altar area -...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We took a tour of the Basilica during our trip to Venice. Our tour was guided and included a walk around the city. I HIGHLY recommend a guided tour. There are always long lines and we were able to "Skip the Line" (the name of...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

The tomb sculptures and the sculpture of the moorish slaves are very impressive. The church is filled with symbols and the atmosphere is moving.

Thank Cătălina J
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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Robert H
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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.