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Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)

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Address: Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 6363 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 523 5913
07:30 - 18:30
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Burial church of many of the Doge's

Located next to the Ospedale (hospital), this church is off the main tourist route but definitely worth a visit. It contains the burial sculptures of many of Venice's Doge's, all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 June 2013
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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

Huge and empty of people with only vast monuments inside . Red brick built with little or no adornment outside . Shortest visit to an attraction during visit to venice .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

Located next to the Ospedale (hospital), this church is off the main tourist route but definitely worth a visit. It contains the burial sculptures of many of Venice's Doge's, all placed high up on the walls for easy viewing. Outside is the famous equestrian statue of Colleoni.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

We had a moving experience in this Church. We enjoyed looking at the artwork and learning about the history of this keeper of Church history. The best part of the visit was meeting Matteo. He made this building come alive for us. He made our visit more than special. Thank from the bottom of our hearts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

Our walking tour of Venice put us here, and hard rain pushed us in the door, and after all too many churches in Spain and Italy, we *really* enjoyed it. Amazing collection, interesting role in the city's history, spectacular architecture. Nice front desk. Not crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

The Basilica Dei Santi Giovanni E Paolo is a huge gothic style church, one of the biggest in Venice built by the Dominican's in the Castello district. its in a lovely square next door to the finely decorated hospital. The majestic church has a vast interior crammed with paintings, statues, funeral monuments, Murano stained glass windows and marble floors. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

There are many outstanding churches in Venice, but San Zanipolo is right out at the top. Monuments galore!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013 via mobile

One of the quieter churches in Venice allowing one ample time to gaze at the numerous pieces. Take your time, walk around and stare.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

Very beautiful experience. Start your Sunday with a great spiritual lift. An amazing display of history here. Don't miss this attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

The church of John & Paul is on the Main island of Venice but almost on the opposite side of the island from Saint Marks. It is a nice walk to get there. The church is beautiful with many burial sites of former Doges of Venice. The Piazza around the church is also very nice with a few good restaurants.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

Okay, so you have to pay to get in, and its on the upper part of Cannaregio - but it is well worth the trek and the entrance fee. This imposing building is one of the remaining churches in the renaissance style and has, I think, 25 funeral monuments to the Dogi of Venice. It is the Westminster Abbey of... 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 strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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