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Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

Campo della Salute, 1, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1631-83, the church's façade is embellished with 125 statues, which form a sharp contrast to the somber interior.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 12:00, 15:00 - 17:30
Campo della Salute, 1, 30123 Venice, Italy
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful Church in simpler style than the ones one usually sees in Italy but beautiful. Worth a visit....it is small and does not take long to look around.

Thank RoshanGV
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a stop at this magnificent baroque cathedral at the mouth of the Grand Canal. The "Salute" is one of Europe's many "plague churches" dedicated to Mary for her intercession in ending the devastating plagues of Venice. The octagonal interior will remind travelers familiar with...More

Thank Gyrfalcn
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see while in Venice. Beautiful. They also have a 3:30 daily organ vesper concert - while we were there this concert included a beautiful Contralto Soprano singing. Amazing!

Thank maryw8462017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This striking white two-domed basilica occupies a prime position at the junction of two waterways. It has grand steps which lead up to its main entrance. Inside, instead of the traditional 'cross' design, this is an unusual octagonal arrangement but it's still very imposing and...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can feel peaceful when you come inside. The church is very beautiful, even more outside. In my opinion, something that you must visit if you are in Venice.

Thank Jelena D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute :- The original monastery and church on this site, dedicated to The Holy Trinity, was given by Venice to the Teutonic Knights in 1256 in gratitude for their help in the war against Genoa. Suppression by Pope Clement XVI...More

Thank LairdandLady4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Basilica Santa Maria delle Salute, near gran canal and place San Marco, has a gold altarpiece and nice mural paintings by Tintoretto and Titian, very nice to visit.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful quiet church to see at the tip of Cannaregio. Lovely spot to see Venice from across the Canal.

Thank Elise B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saint Marks is the primo tour. If you wish to see the beauty of another church, then this is the one. This will close from noon to 2, so plan your viewing time. Easy on and off the water bus(vaporato).

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to visit all of the cathedrals in Venice, this must be on the list, otherwise you may move on. But keep in mind there are cathedral that you visit by taking a boat!

Thank SarathChandarS
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
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Donald M
can the Chorus Pass be used for this church?
22 March 2017|
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Response from Vince F | Reviewed this property |
It is free entry. The treasury costs a few euros. Don't know about Chorus.
Is there a dress code to get into the church? E.g. No short skirts or shoulders exposed?
29 August 2016|
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Response from Lori L | Reviewed this property |
I was not aware of a dress code however I did notice that some people did cover their heads and shoulders were covered
Notika S
Till what time the church is opened? We have very busy programme and want to see the church in the evening. Thanks in advance.
5 May 2015|
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Response from Minneke S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately the church closes quite early at 17.30. I have often wanted to show the sacristy to visiting friends and stood before a closed door. The church is also closed at lunch time and reopens at 15.30. In the morning... More