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“Palladio in Venice”

Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore
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Ranked #37 of 800 things to do in Venice
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

I am with Ruskin in that the Gothic and Romanesque style are better than the Renaissance. However, Palladio did an excellent job designing this church, and the proportions are excellent. Being on Giudecca it has many fewer visitors than the old city, so it is much more peaceful.

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Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Catching a number 2 waterbus will take you to this church. Entrance is €3. The church itself is very attractive and impressive and I really wish I'd left after that, but then we entered the Sacristy...it should come with a warning, because as well as paintings by various artists including Paolo Veronese, on the far wall were about a dozen glass bell jars with the wax heads of assorted Franciscan & Capuchin monks. I'm afraid I thought it rather gruesome and I went to make a quick exit, but not before my husband grabbed me and insisted on showing me the very lifelike gash in the side of one of the heads! It totally unsettled me for the rest of the day.

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Reviewed 15 October 2015

This church, located on Guidecca, was commissioned to commemorate the 1576 plague which killed 50,000 people. It is a classically designed Palladian church that was built raised above sea level. Admission is included in the Venezia Unica city pass, as well as the church visit Chorus card.

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Reviewed 28 August 2015

“Il Redentore” – church of the Holy Redeemer - dominates the skyline of the island of Giudecca. It is a 16th century church and was designed by Andrea Palladio and built as a votive (to fulfill a vow) church to thank God for the deliverance of the city from the plague. Some treasured artwork by Francesco Bassano, Lazzaro Bastiani, Carlo Saraceni, Leandro Bassano, Palma the Younger, Jacopo Bassano, Francesco Bissolo, Rocco Marconi, Paolo Veronese, and Alvise Vivarini can be found here, along with the workshop of Tintoretto. The sacristy also contains a series of wax heads of Franciscans made in 1710.
Chorus Pass Church.

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Reviewed 9 July 2015

This church on Guidecca was designed by Andrea Palladio, the same architect of Chiesa Di San Giorgio which can be seen two stops before on the #2 Line, as you travel from San Zaccaria just off Piazza San Marco. The white façade is reminiscent of Saint Stae on the Grand Canal, but not as ornate. The interior has good natural lighting and makes for a nice comparison with San Giorgio, which you can see before if you plan your tour from Venice. We actually took the #2 Line Vaporetto all the way along Guidecca to the entrance to the Grand Canal near the Santa Lucia train station, but there is nothing really worthwhile see going beyond this stop.... so simply wait for the next #2 vaporetto heading back to San Zaccaria.

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