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Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 272 8611
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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 "Pesaro Madonna" by Titian, Saint John the Baptist by Donatello.
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San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy
San Polo
+39 041 272 8611
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We passed this place on our little adventure round Venice. It is as stunning inside as it is outside.

Thank cazandchris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the building is simple in the Gothic style it has been decorated with artwork from the 15th century that is stunning. This Church is just around the corner from Scuola Grande S. Rocco. The Church closes at 6PM the Scuola closes its doors to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit it's so beautiful in my humble opinion better than the Doges Palace no need for a special tour just get the audio tour its great.

Thank fuggles1901
Reviewed 1 week ago

It had all I had desired my eyes to witness, Bellini's Madonna and child, Donatello, figure of St. John the Baptist and last but not least Titian's Assumption. It was a great treat for me as I had no time and had to take a...More

Thank shern570
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once at Venice, one must visit this church. Its interior is gorgeous despite its simple façade. Its interior reflects the configuration of catholic churches before Trent.

Thank icavalcantifilho
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basilica is breathtaking. I am Catholic so it had a lot of meaning to me to walk in and see it and say a prayer. I had chills. To think of its age and how many masses have been held here and how many...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of these stunning churches you come across in Venice. Although the brick main façade looks a bit plain, don´t let it deceive you: this huge building is really impressive indoors. Apart from its marvelous paintings, its ornamentation seems to be based on...More

Thank southerntraveller49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant change from baroque with more in common with Northern church architecture than you normally see in Italy. Interesting choir stall and some very good artwork spread around the chapels.

Thank 1anon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very long day for us, but we opted to venture over to the Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in the late afternoon. We were delighted that we did so. The basilica itself is beautiful and the works of art inside are...More

Thank Jevorders873
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one not to be missed. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Venice! The age of the paintings and sculptures was just unbelievable. The carved wooden benches that were still in pristine condition even though they were over 400 yrs...More

Thank Anonymous11235
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the
Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six
sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest
neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the
markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San
Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San
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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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Response from travelingrm | Reviewed this property |
If you are staying at a hotel I. Venice, ask them for a map and let them mark the directions.