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The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara

Fondamenta Daniele Manin 1, 30141 Murano, Italy
+39 041 736998
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The Ex Chiesa Santa Chiara - a newly restored medieval church on the island of Murano - offers visitors an experience of authentic Murano glass and Venetian arts and culture such as does not exist anywhere else in Venice. We offer live demonstrations of Murano glass making, musical and theatrical events, perfumes in custom-engraved bottles and an unparalleled collection of real Murano Glass. We have a Bar inside our property so you may have an "Aperitivo in the Furnace".
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“old church” (6 reviews)
“oozes history” (2 reviews)
“upper floor” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Fondamenta Daniele Manin 1, 30141 Murano, Italy
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+39 041 736998
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"upstairs"
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"gallery"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were looking for a glass blowing demo and came across this place. The glass blower was very skilled and demoed a few different glass works (we personally saw the heart, lampshade, and balloon). Well worth the Euros!

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infoH1186PR, Direttore at The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Mrs. Molly, thank you for taking time in sharing your experience at The Glass Cathedral with other travellers. We hope to see in the future kind Regards Glass Cathedral Team

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Needed a bit of local help to find the old former church. The showroom is quaint. The glass blowing was very interesting.

Thank Jay D
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infoH1186PR, Direttore at The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Dear Jay, thank you for finding us and sharing your opinion with other travellers. Next time you'll know where we are. Thanks again and Kind Regards

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

An interesting demo of house glass ware is made - the demo costs a 5 Euro fee, and was well worth it. Unfortunately, the wares for sale weren't that great, so we skipped buying any

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infoH1186PR, Direttore at The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Dear Guest, thank you for visiting "The Glass Cathedral-Santa Chiara" or "Ex Chiesa di Santa Chiara". We are happy that you enjoyed the show and are getting much better with the glass wares so we hop you bay something next time. Kind Regards

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Very hip, very lovely Murano glass art gallery that also gives glass making demonstrations, and holds evening events. Impressive!More

Thank bigdlittlea
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infoH1186PR, Direttore at The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Dear Guest, yes we often do some Evening or after-noon Events with live music or Deejay set. The only place in the city... in Europe... or who knows in the World where you can sip a glass of wine or drink a Beer while enjoying...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

The Ex-Chiesa di Santa Chiara offers it's visitors a truly unique experience on Murano, which is indeed very rare to find. The breathtaking building itself is a restored Medieval church and has almost 800 years of history, which the knowledgable staff is eager to share...More

Thank Michelle T
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infoH1186PR, Direttore at The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Dear Michelle, thank you for taking your time and letting other travelers know of your visit and Experience at The Glass Cathedral-Santa Chiara. It has been difficult to re-open the former church and reviews like yours make it worth having done. All the best Kind...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

The show was more than awesome, the general mood with the music was amazing and very relaxing, the team was very friendly and the upper floor visit is a must!More

Thank Mariam S
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infoH1186PR, Direttore at The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Dear Miriam, we are very happy you enjoyed your visit and experience with us. We hope to see you in the future with some of our new reasons of why to visit The Glass Cathedral-Santa Chiara such as making our new personalized perfumes or why...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

As we arrived on Murano Island we saw a sign that led us to this location. The demonstration was fascinating and also we couldn't leave the site without buying a unique piece made by the glass master. Also there is a exhibition with lots of...More

Thank Gabriel P
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infoH1186PR, Direttore at The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2018

Dear Gabriel, thank you for taking time and letting other travellers know of your positive experience at The Glass Cathedral-Santa Chiara. Hope to see you again for another purchase too in the future. Grazie Giuseppe & team

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

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infoH1186PR, Direttore at The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

We’ve seen other demonstrations of glass blowing in Murano but this was by far the best. Costs EUR 7 per adult to see the demonstration but there’s absolutely no pressure to make a purchase. The demonstration is great and is worth knowing that the bar...More

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infoH1186PR, Direttore at The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

Dear Chrisacomb, thank you for taking time in reviewing what we will hope to become a Murano "must". The only place to see a glass demo sometimes listening to live music and as you said with a working Bar. Hope to see you in the...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

The old church of Santa Chiara is well worth a visit, especially since there is a sort of mezzanine floor that lets you examine the upper parts of the church. The glass is like much of Murano glass in that 80% is not really to...More

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infoH1186PR, Direttore at The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2017

Dear Dven8, thank you for taking time and letting other travellers know about your experience at Santa Chiara. We will become more and more a museum space so we hope that if you come in the future we will have more interesting glass for you...More

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Mcbz
June 16, 2018|
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moshu1977
September 25, 2017|
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Response from infoH1186PR | Property representative |
Dear Traveller, thank you for contcting us. Our regular demos go for €. 7 p.p. and you can stay for 3or 4 demos (1 demo is approximateley 20 minutes). Our show which is "Love in Glass" is on daily (except Sundays) at 12.00... More
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