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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.
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Wonderdul... a fabulous churh with combination of art and love behind of this church history... cannot say much for this roman Gothic architecture. ... do not forget to visit this...

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

This gothic church is one of Venice's must-sees for art-lovers, for several reasons. First, it holds the monumental tombs of Titian and Canova (whose heart is burried there). Canova's monument, which was originally designed by himself to be the tomb of Titian, is one of the most breathtaking and mesmerizing group of sculptures for this purpuse I've ever seen. The church also has the largest altarpiece in Venice, painted by Titian, and also holds works by Donatello and the Virgin and Saints triptych by Bellini. Considering the historical and artistic importante of the church, the entrance fee was actually very cheap, so there's no excuse for not going inside!

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

What an imposing church! Especially in the middle of a thunderstorm!!!! We visited following encouraging reviews by other Trip Advisor visitors and were not disappointed. The Church is inspiring and brought alive by the excellent audio guides.
The atmosphere was enhanced by a huge thunderstorm overhead when lightening struck the church causing the lights to come on and the fire alarms to wail!!!!!
A truly beautiful church with much to enable to visitor to enjoy the fine art and calm surroundings

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

This church has a large collection of masterpieces. If I remember correctly, you cannot take pictures. But, it's worth it to see the pictures in their original setting.

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We were pondering walking out to visit this church as our time was limited but we are sure glad we did. There was no line, the price of admission was minimal, and the audio tour downloaded before we left on our trip was incredibly informative. We learned a lot about the church, its importance, and the members who were responsible for the artwork. Worth a stop while in Venice.

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