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Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)

Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 6363 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 5913
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Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 6363 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 31 May 2015

The basilica is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. We could have sat in the piazza and just marveled at the carvings on the exterior.

Thank Luv2Go6
Reviewed 12 May 2015

We wondered into this Church and decided to look around. Ended up spending 3 hours there. Older then St Marks and steeped in history.Convent next door was taken over by Napolean and turned into a school and later a hospital. Helpful sexton Matteo showed us...More

7  Thank mckaydarien
Reviewed 5 May 2015

My husband and I walked to this church from our hotel. From San Marco's it would be no more than a 15 minute walk, if you don't get lost. The church is huge and very beautiful inside. There was a requested donation of 2 1/2...More

1  Thank LaCrosseLady
Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

It's a lovely walk next to the canal; and totally worth it- both the church and the hospital buildings are impressive on the outside - the square itself is a nice place to catch your breath and just breathe it all in!

Thank Sara K
Reviewed 5 April 2015

One of the largest churches in Venice, made all of brick. I loved the embelished wooden beams and the pattern made of bricks and plaster. The campo was not crowded and you can't miss the statue of Colleoni made by Verrocchio. The church is one...More

Thank Ramona_ChM
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Because the Doges could not be buried in St. Mark's Basilica many of them are buried here. It is fascinating to see the monuments inside the church. It is also fascinating if you happen, as I did, to stumble upon a funeral in progress. Inside...More

Thank eridotto
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Right on the border between Castello and Cannaregio, this newly restored Basilica is done in great style. Seeing sarcophaguses placed 16 - 20 feet up the wall brings home the issues with living on a man-made island in a lagoon!

Thank kaningryta
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Like a pantheon of Doges. This building and its art treasures will keep you hear for quite some time. It also has some of the finest stained glass in Italy.

Thank gesuati
Reviewed 14 February 2015

I don't think the building/church is memorable. It is the art that you want to see. You simply can't miss the polyptych of St. Vincent Ferrer by Bellini, The Baptism of Christ by Piertro Mera, the 13th century Madonna of Peace Chapel, Bassano's St. Hyacinthus...More

Thank Nannort
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Cost a few euros to get in this huge church. Extremely different from St. Mark's church. A canal also runs right by so you can sit and watch the church and the wonderful Hospital. If you're looking to get away from St. Mark's Square and...More

1  Thank Deborah B
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri
(districts), and the only one not facing onto the
Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated
within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over
one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime
neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side
streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals
criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
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