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Chiesa di San Salvador

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Address: Sestiere San Marco 4835, 30124 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 523 6717

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Old church dated to the 12th cent and renovated through 15 and 16th century.Not far from Rialto bridge. I walked nearby and entered through an unattractive church front. Inside I... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a wedding at the church as we went by so we watched the wedding party for a while and then went in to check out the church. So incredibly pretty. They left many of the flowers in the church. This is a huge church. A lot to see inside, the colors and memorials are amazing. There was an... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Old church dated to the 12th cent and renovated through 15 and 16th century.Not far from Rialto bridge. I walked nearby and entered through an unattractive church front. Inside I found a different and much more attractive church. Titian, Bellini and other painters' paintings are exhibited here and free. I recommend visiting it in case you are in nearby neighborhood.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I love Chiesa did San Salvador. I love to sit in front of the church and people watch. It is very close to Rialto and bustling with activity.

Thank Leo P
Valparaiso, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

One of the pleasures of wander through Venice is the serendipitous exploration of any church along one's path. This church was just such an experience and another fine example of the baroque style. Inside was a bit dark but rich in fine crafted details.

Thank NotRealHoosiers
Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This church is built in 16th century but was already consecrated in the 12th century by Pope Alexander III who also laid the foundation stone for the Notre-Dame de Paris. The marble facade was simple and yet one can find many amazing arts and sculptures inside. It has a well decorated marble floors and columns.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Went up some steps and through a small side door just to see what was there and was awe struck. A large intake of breath later the enormity of what we had walked into manifested itself. It's amazing that a place like this can be hidden away in the back streets of Venice. Spent s long time taking in the... More 

Thank Premdas22
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is another small but attractive church close to the ponte di Rialto. The exterior is very pretty with a few interesting Latin inscriptions. Interior is also good and is worth a quick peek.

Thank KGB777
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

San Salvador is one of the oldest churches in Venice. The church was built in the early part of the 16th century on the site of an older place of worship. The chief architect Giorgio Spavento died before the church was completed. The interior of the church has multi-colored marble floors, and has a dark grey interior. The altar has... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

During our walk from St Marks to Rialto we came across this church which was open. It was so busy walking so we went in for a quick break. The church has a beautiful marble floor and the columns are painted red, it was a cheery and calming place. There's also a Titian painting on one wall - the Annunciation... More 

Thank HarleMin
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's small building in small square neighbor of Rialto. Unfortunately when I found it by accident, it was closed and under construction. So I took some photos and walked away. So "If it is open and you have enough time (at least 10 min.), go inside and ...... P.S. : I was there in Sep 2013

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The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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