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“Another piece of Venician history”

Chiesa di San Zaccaria
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Ranked #36 of 774 things to do in Venice
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This church is named for Saint Zaccaria, the father of John the Baptist. It's beautiful as all churches are in Venice and not always open all day. We we lucky to be meandering through Venice. It is worth it to pay the small fee to go down to the crypts. You get a very good idea how high the water table is in Venice and how much building have been raised to keep above water. It is another piece of history as many doge's have been buried at San Zaccaria.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

One of the most beautiful churches in Venice with great paintings and marble sculptures inside. Also one of the few with free entrance. Located on a quiet campo very close to San Marco, but away from the crowds. For a small fee you can visit also the ancient crypt below the church. Certainly worth a visit.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

...but maybe one of the most beautiful on the inside; still having this feeling that it gives you - of grandeur and peace at the same time.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

I was there early and feel fortunate to have been in the tenth century crypt alone. Well, alone except for the eight Doges who are buried there. So peaceful. Was able to sit on the stair, stare and ponder without feeling rushed. The church is a treasury for the ages. The 9th century original mosaic floor can be seen through a glassed-in opening in the present floor. The 12th century chapel of San Tarasio still has its Romanesque-Byzantine flooring. The vault of the apse has frescoes by Andrea del Castagno (1442). In the chapel of the choir are carved stalls (1455-1464) and an altar of the same date. Also to be seen are 17th century gilded chairs used by the Doge and his entourage. Unfortunately, the Gothic cloister is part of Carabinieri and closed to the public. The crypt alone is worth the visit.

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Not far from St Mark's Square, in Campo San Zaccaria, in an area not overrun by throngs of tourists, is the beautiful ornate Church of San Zaccaria. The church is dedicated to Saint Zacharias who, I learned during this visit, was the father of John the Baptist, and who according to legend is buried in this church. This church dates back to the later Renaissance period with architecture reminiscent of the time. Also buried in the crypt of the church are a number of Venetian doges.

The main altar is magnificent, and behind it are several rows of Gothic-style windows which provide natural light. There is beautiful artwork inside the dome above the main altar and the walls of the church are covered with art painted by well-known artists of the time, most notably Tintoretto. The crowning artwork, however, is a altarpiece by Bellini.

If you spend more than 2 days in Venice, the church of San Zaccaria is a worthwhile stop on your agenda.

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