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San Lazzaro degli Armeni

Isola di San Lazzaro degli Armeni, 30126 Venice, Italy
+39 041 526 0104
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One guided tour takes place daily at 3.25 p.m. and does not require reservation. Public transport (ACTV), line n. 20, connects Isola di San Lazzaro to Venice (S. Zaccaria). From S. Zaccaria to S. Lazzaro : 3.10 p.m. From S. Lazzaro to S. Zaccaria : 5.25 p.m. GROUPS (min. 25) : Reservation is needed by writing an email. It is possible to make reservations for hours different than regular guided tours (3.25 p.m.).
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Isola di San Lazzaro degli Armeni, 30126 Venice, Italy
+39 041 526 0104
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One learns a lot about Armenia and its relationship with Venice in a couple of hours pleasantly spent on this tiny island of the Venetian lagoon. Getting there is easy: 15 minutes on the n 20 line motorboat which leaves from San Zaccaria( near San...More

Thank Luisella P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This seemed to be an island monastery museum. A great tour (once a day at 3.30, about 2 hours, suggested donation 6 euros into an unattended box) that included a church and a beautiful medieval library and also included a museum that had ancient artefacts...More

1  Thank Gurgen A
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I was staying on the nearby academic conference island so decided to visit here. The "suggested donation" for the tour is 6 Euros, and they won't make change--so I was stuck putting my 20 Euro bill in the box. [I retrospect I should have announced...More

1  Thank Manningjen
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Visited during the Venice Biennale in June 2013 as housed the Armenian pavilion. Requires a boat ride to the island that houses this historical and still active monastery. Definitely take the guided tour (led by a monk) through the monastery - chapel, libraries, rooms. The...More

1  Thank antwerp88
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Although it's ''just'' a small church, it hides paintings from Veronese and Tintoretto and an extremely beautiful marble sculpture on the back. All this in a classical music environment. For me it's the only church where I heard classical music playing. And it's all for...More

1  Thank adelinul2000
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Our friends told us about San Lazzaro deli Armeni and we are so glad we decided to visit. The vaporetto will pick you up at San Zacarri and take you to San Lazaro (I believe only twice per day-check the schedule). This little island is...More

1  Thank PattyNash
Reviewed 31 March 2017

amazing glasswork vaulted ceilings stonework and murals are amazing very peaceful place no flashes but you can take pictures plenty of natural light

Thank Basbabru
Reviewed 15 February 2017

It is great place to go and visit to avoid turists. Brilliant historical priceless pieces. Just check before visit, becuase we had to wait almost two hours before tour. But it was worth it.There is english, italian and armeni speaking guides!

1  Thank Martina S
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Great place to visit if you have time in Venice and already visited San Marco and Doge's Palace and looking for something special. This old Monastery founded by Armenian monk and philosopher Mekhitar is situated on the island. And it has it's unforgettable atmosphere and...More

8  Thank Xob01
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Able to see up close some beautiful Paintings and pale stained glass windows. No crowds! Seen 2015 September

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Varouj A
1 June 2017|
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Response from IsoladiSanLazzaro | Property representative |
The monastery is open just once per day at 15.25. The boat n. 20 from s. Zaccaria leaves at 15.10.
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2 February 2016|
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Response from Bernard A | Reviewed this property |
Hello, as per abovementioned answers, no need to book, but check opening hours. Shuttle boat close to Danieli.
Yvette S
23 January 2016|
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Response from annasafrica | Reviewed this property |
I have no clue. You should get hold of them directly.