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Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)

Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 6363 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 5913
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Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 6363 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 5913
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Reviewed yesterday

After dining nearby we heard music coming from the church. We entered through a open side door and were treated to a free concert of the Harrow Young Musicians Philharmonic (from England)! They were great and the setting wonderful.

Thank Jackinbama
Reviewed 1 week ago

So beautiful a church. Well worth your visit. I think there was a small entrance fee, just a dollar or two. The sculptures are amazing. Peaceful.

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church turned out to be hidden gem of Venice. It is by far the most beautiful in the city, and the reason for that this was the burial church for two dozens of Venetian doges. We personally liked it much more on the inside...More

Thank Nikita K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This imposing basilica, situated on the Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo, is worth a visit. The square in front of it has several, good restaurants, it is in a less-trafficked area than where the hordes of tourists march through, and is worth visiting. The entryway...More

Thank Clubess1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The basilica is a breathtaking achievement, it has a great sense of space and peace inside, at the edge of Castello next to the hospital, it its own 'campo' and with a fine equestrian statue in that square. There are monuments inside to several Doges...More

Thank Fellguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting historical church so worth visiting if passing but there are so many in Venice don't go out of your way to find it.

Thank Maire S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For €3.50pp walk in and get close to the art and monuments to the historically important Venicians in one of the largest of the town's basilicas. This is where the Doges and religious leaders were enshrined and entombed in the walls and floor. Paintings, reliefs,...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We came across this place by accident on a Sunday afternoon stroll around the Venice waterfront. We were unsure as to whether we could look inside since it was Sunday. On entering an attendant greeted us. We could not have felt more welcome. We paid...More

Thank britabroadCincinnati
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This church stands next to the Ospedale Civile, which curiously has a far more ornate exterior. Good carvings at the entrance door and a remarkable interior, both in terms of size and decoration. This a pay to enter location, which I chose not to do,...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 12 May 2017

In our getting lost, easy to do, we found this beautiful church. There were few people there so was relaxing and no one in the church per se so was easy to look around. Think it was 3 euro to go in and worth it....More

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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
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