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Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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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...more
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San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy
San Polo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting to see famous artworks in situ. In a part of Venice that is less touristy and worth a wander around the area to soak up the local culture as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lindyr2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Titian & Bellini, or just renaissance art then this is a must. The children didn't mind it either, it wasn't over bearing, just humbling.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CambridgeHub
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the Titian painting, the side rooms, and the Canova monument. Overall if you have visited a lot of Catholic churches, they all start to seem the same. This one has enough different that it is memorable and feels more interesting. They do charge 3EUR...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ryans69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most significant churches to be seen in Venice. It makes sense to buy a Chorus passcard to visit it so that the visit could be more interesting.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank IrinaVayserberg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the middle of the Dorsoduro neighbourhood, this church is not easy to find. Be patient and grab a map until you find it. We went to visit it because an Italian friend had strongly recommended us to go. From the outside is impossible to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank flywithlola
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More of Venice that I will review and tell you that you need to go and judge for yourself that its a must!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gz138
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are into art do not miss this beatiful church. Crowds were thin beacuse its a bit hard to locate and the interior was large and gorgeous. Titians masterpiece the assumptioin of Mary hangs in the center and is a masterpiece that ranks alongside...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mpyrek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside, church is large, but very plain brick - inside is another story. Many beautiful paintings and huge memorials line the walls; definitely worth visiting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mattron780
Reviewed 13 December 2018

This Basilica is breathtaking. The art and sculptures and history are all interesting and amazing. Attending a Mass was a beautiful experience. I would recommend a self tour of this Basilica to all Venice travelers. You will not regret it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marybI1805ML
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

The church is very large and very nice and has an entrance ticket if € 3 so it’s not expensive to admire the art inside but there are no clear signs so if you want to learn more about what you’re seeing, get the audio...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Karen D
27 September 2017|
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Response from EgyptophileEngland | Reviewed this property |
SunyCloudyRainy's memory HAS faded. It is €3 for everyone though with the Chorus card (€12) you get one free entry to 18 churches which is really good value. It's available at the entrance of the participating churches... More
Robert H
1 August 2015|
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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
1 August 2015|
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If you are staying at a hotel I. Venice, ask them for a map and let them mark the directions.