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Chiesa dei Gesuati o Santa Maria del Rosario

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Address: Zattere - Dorsoduro, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Simply stunning

This church is just one of many simply beautiful houses of god that you can see in Venice. Each one is different but everyone is truly stunning. This church is very big but has... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 November 2016
Stu T
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This church is just one of many simply beautiful houses of god that you can see in Venice. Each one is different but everyone is truly stunning. This church is very big but has a lovely warm feeling to it & the monks didn't mind having their photo taken either. You cannot get tired of the church's in Venice as... More 

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Durbanville, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

While strolling up the Zattere, we came across this church (which was closed). We got chatting to an English couple who advised us to wait until it opened. The façade is quite beautiful and the interior contains many works of art. Worth a visit, if in that area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

For 3E entry fee, common for most churches in Venice, I saw Tiepolo's ceiling paintings and an altarpiece painting, Tintoretto's "Crucifixion", and several statues by Morlaiter, the foremost sculptor of his time. Tiepolo's 3 ceiling frescoes were exquisite. There was 1 large central painting with 2 smaller ones. Each portrayed St. Dominic as the church belonged to the Dominicans. The... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A big,majestic church with a white facade,placed next to Zattere vaporetto station.Interesting but not a "must do thing".

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We passed this church many times traveling up and down the canal. We came off the vaporetto at a stop directly in front of the church by happenstance and were so happy to be able to see the inside. Pretty statues.

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Hunter Valley, NSW
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This lovely little church is part of the 'Chorus' group (you can buy a pass to see all of them (16) for a very reasonable price). This church was very quiet & peaceful - such a lovely spot to visit. The architecture & art was beautiful, too.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

This beautiful church is well worth the 3 euros entrance fee. It is situated at the Zattere near the Accademia bridge. It has a well proportioned exterior and beautiful baroque interior graced by a superb ceiling by Tiepolo and paintings by Tintoretto and Ricci . The lovely baroque altar has been restored recently. The five bells of the bell tower... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Stumbled over this church walking back from a water bus and behind an unimposing entrance is the most splendid building. Fabulous marble interior and remarkable statues, and all for free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

This church is modeled after Il Redentore Church across the canal on the island of Giudecca. The façade was done by Massari and is decorated with statues representing the four virtues. The church has nothing to do with the Jesuits. Paintings by Tintoretto, Piazzetta and Tiepolo adorn this church. The interior is very bright and well-lit which makes viewing the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

We stopped here for only about twenty minutes.You can walk straight across to here after crossing the Accademia bridge, so it is easy to get to. There are better things to do in Venice, but this is nice. Tiepolo painted the ceiling frescoes. The sculpture in the church is by Giovanni Morlaiter, and I really liked some of the statuary.... More 

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Giudecca is a retreat for Venetians away from the crowds. Symbolically, six metal teeth represent Venice’s six sestieri (districts); the seventh, Guidecca, points away from the others – part of Dorsoduro, but separated by the Giudecca Canal. Giudecca evolved from a center of shipyards and factories to a quiet residential area with a sprinkling of restaurants and bars. The majestic harmonious Redentore church stands as thanks for delivering Venice from the plague, hosting an annual heartfelt festival.
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