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Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

Opens in 22 min: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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
+39 041 272 8611
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have been here a few times over the years and love it. What made this visit different is that we came after dark. With the lights on you see so much more than in daylight. If you can leave it late in the day.

Thank JohnUK
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worrth having the potable voice guide as this explians so much of the fabulous art wok and sculpture. The tombs are quite breathtaking and Titian's Ascension blows you away. The magnificent building is in itself worth a visit

Thank Didydoo
Reviewed 6 days ago

The interior is really spectacular. Every nave, and there are many, is more beautiful than the last. Quite a show stopper. The outside is not as ornate as some churches, but the inside more than makes up for it. It doesn't take long to go...More

Thank tld5432
Reviewed 6 days ago

The church was built by the followers of St Francis of Assisi shortly after his death. The church showcases many paintings, including those done by Titian, and Titian is buried here. Don't miss out. Download an audioguide for this site, on the Rick Steves' app....More

Thank AngieAvers
Reviewed 1 week ago

The largest church in Venice and full of masterpieces by Bellini and other local artists of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The dimension and beauty of this place is extraordinary and covers several layers of Venetian history and art. Getting to it is another...More

Thank Harold B
Reviewed 1 week ago

we attended wedding in this place - i couldn't imagine better place to get married , place is simply amazing and impressive definitely worth to visit

Thank ArkadiuszW
Reviewed 1 week ago

It may not be as famous as St Marco's church, but it still worth to visit, don't miss it. Try to visit it during slack season.

Thank Divebiker888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For several euros, you get to see a fine Titian altar piece and another by Giovanni Bellini. There is also a wood sculpture of St John the Baptist by Donatello. I have been there three times over the years and will return again. It is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This church was really pretty and interesting. We enjoyed visiting and it was less crowded than others.

Thank blanquita79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Off the beaten track, but well worth a visit when in town. We were quite impressed with the decoration.

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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.