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Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“A must see! ”
Reviewed 19 September 2012 via mobile

The church is beautiful. Located in San Polo area and A bit off the usual tourist area of San Marco but worth the visit .

Thank Zaia777
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San Mateo, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Outstanding church paintings”
Reviewed 17 September 2012

We visited the interior of this church and were amazed at the marble statues and the great paintings hidden within. We did not like that we could not take any pictures at all.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank JudyO27
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Cranbrook, BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“beautiful and peaceful”
Reviewed 16 September 2012

Great art where it was designed to be seen.It is a simple spacious Gothic church with many pieces of art, chapels and tombs.

Visited September 2012
Thank drjawsCranbrook_BC
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Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of the best churches besides San Marco”
Reviewed 12 September 2012

I personally hate to pay to enter to churches, but this one is worh it, really cool artwork inside, plus when i went there playing live music so yeah it was a good experience, even if they tell you its not allowed to shoot photos you can do it without any problem

Visited January 2012
2 Thank elviajerofranz
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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Beautiful art in old church”
Reviewed 8 September 2012

Great place to see Titian masterwork, as well as Bellinis.
Titian and Canova tombs located here too. Impressive tomb of short-lived Doge found over one doorway.
Exterior needs renovation in a bad way.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank Bob-and-Mila
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