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Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

Campo della Salute, 1, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1631-83, the church's façade is embellished with 125 statues, which form a sharp contrast to the somber interior.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Campo della Salute, 1, 30123 Venice, Italy
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ones sees this church across the Grand Canal from St. Mark's Square. It is well worth a visit to explore this well-lit church with its amazing statues. On a hot day, sit on the steps and take in the view across the Grand Canal.

Thank marilynsbca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very beautiful Venetian basilica. The art that is hung on the walls is wonderful and it is a very worthwhile visit. Yona S.

Thank Yona S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ducked in here as it poured rain one afternoon. Beautiful, almost stoic bastilica. Lots of places to sit and pray or contemplate Venice.

Thank soontobeforty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing sight to behold. This Basilica has amazing works of christian art depicting biblical scenes. The architecture is admirable. This place is huge, grand if you will. The floors are also a work of art. Definitely worth seeing. It is also beautifully lit...More

Thank Tatt2dRN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An enjoyable cathedral on the Grand Canal. Well worth a visit Tintoretto's Wedding Feast at Cana in the small museum is well worth a look as it is a huge painting. A quiet beautiful building, less decorated than others but none the less worthy of...More

Thank Melaney O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful Church in simpler style than the ones one usually sees in Italy but beautiful. Worth a visit....it is small and does not take long to look around.

Thank RoshanGV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a stop at this magnificent baroque cathedral at the mouth of the Grand Canal. The "Salute" is one of Europe's many "plague churches" dedicated to Mary for her intercession in ending the devastating plagues of Venice. The octagonal interior will remind travelers familiar with...More

Thank Gyrfalcn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see while in Venice. Beautiful. They also have a 3:30 daily organ vesper concert - while we were there this concert included a beautiful Contralto Soprano singing. Amazing!

Thank maryw8462017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This striking white two-domed basilica occupies a prime position at the junction of two waterways. It has grand steps which lead up to its main entrance. Inside, instead of the traditional 'cross' design, this is an unusual octagonal arrangement but it's still very imposing and...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can feel peaceful when you come inside. The church is very beautiful, even more outside. In my opinion, something that you must visit if you are in Venice.

Thank Jelena D
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with
street artists, students, painters, sculptors,
restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and
heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's
collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for
evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries
cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica
buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob
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15 July 2017|
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Response from RonWaer | Reviewed this property |
The church is open except sundays. We just walked in a dropped 2€ in the donation box
Donald M
23 March 2017|
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Response from Vince F | Reviewed this property |
It is free entry. The treasury costs a few euros. Don't know about Chorus.
29 August 2016|
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Response from Lori L | Reviewed this property |
I was not aware of a dress code however I did notice that some people did cover their heads and shoulders were covered