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Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 272 8611
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Originally built in the mid-13th century, Santa Maria Glorisoa dei Frari (St. Mary of the Friars) houses many masterpieces of Venetian Renaissance art, notably Giovanni Bellini's triptych "Madonna and Child with Saints," the "Assumption" and the "Pesaro Madonna" by Titian, Saint John the Baptist by Donatello.
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San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy
San Polo
+39 041 272 8611
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this church the 1st day we got into Venice. It made for a very nice start of our 1 week trip. It is very cheap; only 3 euro vs. the San Rocco which is 10 euro. It has great architecture, artwork and also...More

Thank guitarfrenzy34
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the height of summer during heatwave Lucifer, Venice by day is just too much heat. We visited Venice by night, still got but endurable. We were therefore too late to be able to visit the inside of this quite big church. It is on...More

Thank daffystjob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never seen in a church such level of sculpture, the palace is so wonderful, the tomb on Canova and the dodge Foscari are just incredible.... and there more to see...

Thank DuffyDuckFrance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is quite a stunning building. It is lovely on the outside and once inside you can appreciate the spectacular "scenery" and the stunning paintings. It's really well worth a visit.

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Viewed so many during our stay, very attractive & architecturally stunning as they all seem to be inside & out.

Thank hollgatt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do visit. Wonderful Tintoretto and Bellini, plus the final resting place of Canova and Titian. The church is only open 1000 - 1200 noon, and 1600 - 1800 hours. Allow time to sit and absorb these masterpieces. Priceless.

Thank jan g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't have to be religious to visit this amazing church. The architecture and the works of art are simply fascinating. The church and the grounds around it are immense so it will take quite a while to discover everything. It is worth the "trouble"...More

Thank JackBrit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately due to lack of time we were unable to explore this Basilica as planned only able to view the inside from the back of the church near the ticket office. The Basilica is located on Campo dei Frari in the San Polo district, it...More

Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We passed this place on our little adventure round Venice. It is as stunning inside as it is outside.

Thank cazandchris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the building is simple in the Gothic style it has been decorated with artwork from the 15th century that is stunning. This Church is just around the corner from Scuola Grande S. Rocco. The Church closes at 6PM the Scuola closes its doors to...More

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the
Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six
sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest
neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the
markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San
Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San
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Robert H
August 1, 2015|
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Response from Nossik | Reviewed this property |
With your back to Canal Grande, reach Campo San Toma. From there follow red signs for Scuola Grande S. Rocco, and you'll get there in 2 minutes tops (San Rocco is a square behind Frari). Doesn't really matter, which bystreet... More
Robert H
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Response from travelingrm | Reviewed this property |
If you are staying at a hotel I. Venice, ask them for a map and let them mark the directions.