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Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)

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Address: Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, 6363 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 523 5913
07:30 - 18:30
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This Basilica is in the calmer part of the city and it's located on Campo SS. Giovanni and Paolo as the name suggests. It's placed just next to Scuola Grande and it's really huge... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Basilica is in the calmer part of the city and it's located on Campo SS. Giovanni and Paolo as the name suggests. It's placed just next to Scuola Grande and it's really huge and stunning.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church of choice for Doge's las resting place, this enormous church has some stunning funerary monuments. The roof is sustained by gigantic columns and light permeates the church all day. Old, marmor flooring and some imposing chapels. Also worth visiting the nearby Scuola de San Marco

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is worth noting that Venice had its own "Principality" and this Basilica contributes to this story. Centrally located it features noteworthy art and Architecture. For those seeking to follow the Venetian history this church is the resting place of many of the Doges of Venice and as such funeral motifs abound. It is one opf the top churches in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Loved the inside of this great building and thought nit was up there with the best of Venice "Sights to see"

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I loved that place.. The restaurants, the wine, the gondolas and all the attractions around .. Night or morning .. Its always cozy and not full of tourists

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The biggest gothic church in Venezia, with an spectacular inside. Vist the dogos tombs, which ornate the walls.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This cavernous place has many beautiful chapels and altarpieces. The Bellini altarpiece is the artistic highlight. Definitely worth a visit.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Again a beautiful Basilica; perfect to visit and not crowded like Basilica at San Marco. A lot of history. A lot of Doges are buried in this Basilica. A must if you are in Venice. Also a nice square to have a coffee or lunch break.

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Jamesport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stumbled upon this amazing church while walking the back areas of Venice. The inside is as beautiful as the outside. There are many small restaurants surrounding the church with a wide piazza that is relaxing.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a huge, very impressive basilica and several doges are buried here. It's worth a short visit. Next door is the even more impressive-looking Scuola Grande di San Marco, which is now a hospital. They both face onto the Campo San Giovanni e Paulo, one of the largest squares in Venice. There's a nice coffee shop on the square,... More 

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