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Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)

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All reviews equestrian statue buried here beautiful church side chapels burial place final resting place big church castello district entrance fee small square quick look worth a visit lots of history awe inspiring old church guide book off the beaten track
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very large church with large sculptures that do not look out of place. There is a charge and the no photography policy is policed closely.

Thank JJH12345678
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The works by Veronese in the Chapel of the Rosary in San Zanipolo were so compelling that I ignored the rule that said no photos in the church and took one of the Adoration of the Shepherds. That chapel is rather dark and there is...More

Thank Charming_Karl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This church is beautiful from inside and out. It’s the tomb for some of the previous presidents. To show respect to the saints and the religion, no photo is allowed for the interior. The entrance fee/ offering is €3.5, but I think it is worth...More

Thank ladyteex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Castello so this church wasn't that far from us. After a short walk we come to the square and the 2 buildings - the church and the hospital. A small entry fee is payable to enter the church but that also gives...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Off the beaten track and located in a lovely little square I strongly recommend to visit this church. Interiors are not overwhelming but significant and the graves of the many doges are worth seeing. Whilst there, go the Hospital next door - the building with...More

Thank stephan j
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

I read reviews of this church and decided to take a stroll to this church with the children. I must say I was not disappointed. It had beautiful pieces of art and sculptures. I visited with toddlers who were not trully appreciative of history of...More

Thank DuinoAlumni
Reviewed 18 July 2018

The Basilica is a riot of objects and art. In order to fully appreciate what you are seeing and understand the significance of the various pieces and the history, you need a good guide. Without that you are just seeing a jumble that will make...More

Thank Kkinsey1124
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This lovely church is often referred to as the Pantheon of Venice because several Venetian heroes and Doges are buried here. The exterior is unremarkable, but the interior will not disappoint. In addition to the main altar, there are several side chapels, all beautifully appointed....More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

You pay for tickets, it's cheap enough. The time that has been put into making all the interior and structures is very impressive. A stunning church in a beautiful city.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful art and architecture throughout this final resting place for many Venetian Doges. A bit off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. Serene and lovely. We stayed very near by and heard these beautiful church bells in the evenings...

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