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Top 8 Important Religious Institutions in Venice - 2023

Updated Sep 2023
  • No.1

    Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

    4.7/5
    142 Reviews
    Venice
    1.9km from downtown
    IvanFC
    "Before the marble carvings outside the Church of Our Lady of Ankang were unrepaired, signs posted outside the Church of Ankang, perhaps the icon of the angels that fell outside the Church of Ankang, the unique symbol of the declining city of Venice. Since 1797, when Napoleon conquered the Republic of Venice, he proclaimed in Italian: “I am the Attila Khan of the Principality of Venice.”"
    Highlights: The Church of Our Lady of Ankon is the masterpiece of Venetian Baroque artist Baldasare Longena. Every year on November 21, the Venetians line up in a concentrated line, and go from St. Mark's Square to the Church of Our Lady of Ankang via the pontoon to celebrate the Virgin Mary's Day and give thanks to the Virgin Mary. It was built in the 17th century, when the great plague of Milan spread to Venice, killing more than one-third of the city's population, and the Venetians believed that the Virgin Mary had blessed them and saved them in honor of the Virgin Mary. Venice built this church. The church, referred to as "Salute" for short, is located in the scenic narrow and sharp corner between the Grand Canal of Venice and the Port of San Marco in the Venice Lagoon, which can be seen by anyone entering Piazza San Marco from the waterway. It has the status of a secondary sanctuary, and its unique decorative shape and location make it one of the most photogenic churches in Italy. The main body of the church is an octagonal church with a huge dome, surrounded by six chapels. In the sacristy room facing the main altar, there are the frescoes "David and Goliath" depicting the stories of the Old Testament, the ceiling frescoes created by Titian, the "father of Western oil painting", and Tintoret, a representative of the Venetian school of painting. The mural "Ghana's Wedding" created by Tuo is very worthwhile to stop and appreciate. The interior of the church has a nave, three chapels, and a colorful marble floor. The middle of the floor is designed with a pattern of five roses. The magnificent altar designed by Longhena is especially gorgeous. To its right is Tintoretto's Le Nozzedi Cana, while the church The ceiling of the annexe is decorated with paintings by Titian.
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  • No.2

    Church of San Giorgio Maggiore

    4.6/5
    75 Reviews
    Venice
    2.5km from downtown
    没有蜡olling
    "The church of St. George Machore, built on a small island of the same name diagonally opposite the central part of the city, was designed by the famous Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Paladio, and was built in 1566 and only in 1610, 30 years after the architect's death. The 75-meter-high clock tower was built in 1467, collapsed in 1774 and was rebuilt in 1791. Now it stands simple and with the church, and stands on the view of the eastern sea mouth of Venice."
    Highlights: This church is the only building on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and was built in 1566 by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. The Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore is considered a fine example of Palladian architecture and is also regarded as a classic work of Palladio. The bright interior of the church is filled with paintings by Carpaccio and Tintoretto, such as "The Treasure of Mana", and the bell tower next to the church has a beautiful view of Piazza San Marco. Every Sunday at 11am there is a chorus of Gregorian chants.
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  • No.3

    Scuola Grande Arciconfraternita di San Rocco

    4.7/5
    45 Reviews
    Venice
    898m from downtown
    fooler0809
    "Small buildings in Canare and Ou, hidden in a different complex, have a small but me square in front. Because the architectural design is very chic, it is still found at a glance, the shape is exquisite and simple."
    Highlights: The St. Rocco Hall is the patron saint of the Black Death - the church of St. Rocco's believers. It is named after the Cathedral of St. Rocco. Construction started in the early 16th century by Bart Romeo Bonn, completed in the middle of the 16th century, and contains numerous frescoes painted in the 16th century. The well-known artist Tintoretto is also a member here. He used to be responsible for the painting and decoration of the synagogue and making oil paintings in various halls. He died 7 years after the completion of one of the works in the synagogue. The halls on the first and second floors are filled with 67 works that he spent 23 years completing, including "The Shepherd's Service", "The Glorious Saint" Rocco", "Exodus", etc.
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  • No.4

    Church of Saint Mary of the Rosary 'Gesuati'

    4.5/5
    39 Reviews
    Venice
    1.6km from downtown
    小思文
    "This historic cathedral is also very attractive, the church's many facilities are quite simple, when you come here to visit, you can also see a lot of art, the Cathedral of Notre Dame can also see a very long historical complex in Venice."
    Highlights: The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Venice, also known as the "Jesuit Church", is an 18th-century Dominican church close to the Giudeca Aqueduct, one of Venice's most important waterways. This classical-style building retains its original layout and rich Rococo decorations, with paintings by artists such as Tintoretto, Piazzetta and Tiepolo. The church and almost all of its sculptures and paintings were completed within 30 years: construction began in 1725, consecration in 1743, and sculpture decoration in place in 1755. Among them, the huge and exquisite dome was painted by Tiepolo, depicting the life of Saint Dominic, which is an early work of Tiepolo, and its exquisiteness is breathtaking.
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  • No.5

    St. Mary of the Lily Venice

    4.5/5
    25 Reviews
    Venice
    1.6km from downtown
    何游天下
    "The Church of the Virgin of Lily is located in Venice, Italy, west of the Church of the Virgin of St. Mark in the district of San Marco. The Church of the Virgin of Lily was built by General Witton Nibaloza in the 17th century. There are many famous painters in the church. Along the central passageway of the church, there are many different artist groups. The Church of Our Lady of Lily is one of Italy's niche tourist attractions."
    Highlights: The Church of Our Lady of the Lily is located next to the square of the same name. The church was built in 1295 and the main body was completed in 1496, but it was not completed until 1887. It is a beautiful church. The main entrance of the church is three bronze doors, each of which is engraved with dozens of bronze reliefs, which are exquisite, solemn and majestic. There is a statue of the Virgin Mary on the main entrance. In the center of the dome of the Cathedral of the Virgin Lily is the spire tower pavilion. The walls of the church are white in baroque style. It has many fine decorations and reliefs. The exterior wall inlaid with many colored marbles is very beautiful. In addition to black and white, there are also beautiful green and rose red patterns. Italian craftsmen use them to inlaid beautiful patterns.
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  • No.6

    Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

    4.5/5
    41 Reviews
    Venice
    966m from downtown
    288***67
    "We went to this church, we made a public ferry on the canal, there is a disembarkation point at the door of the church, after visiting this church, we can wait for the next boat to play on other islands."
    Highlights: The Franciscan Church of Our Lady of Glory, known as the "Pantheon of Venice", is the place where the Doge of Venice and local celebrities and gentry are buried. Adjacent to the Basilica of San Giovanni Paulo, the church was built in 1236-1338 and the interior was renovated in the 14th century. The overall structure of the church is in the shape of a Latin cross, the facade is quite flat, decorated with rose windows, and there are 3 minarets on the top floor. It is an example of Venetian Gothic religious architecture. There are many art treasures in the interior of the church, such as "St. John the Baptist", "The Virgin and the Saints" and so on.
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  • No.7

    Church of Saint Mary of Miracles Venice

    4.3/5
    27 Reviews
    Venice
    1.9km from downtown
    quqky
    "The church is beautiful from the opposite side of the Grand Canal, which was built in the past to escape the Black Death, and in the aftermath of the plague to thank the Virgin for her shelter, which is quite meaningful."
    Highlights: The Church of Our Lady of Miracles is located in the Cannaregio area and is one of the outstanding buildings of the Renaissance in Venice. Compared to other churches in Venice, this church is more modest. There is no complicated painting and sculpture decoration, and the whole is built of marble of various colors. It is the representative work of Venice and even the whole Italian marble building.
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  • No.8

    Locanda SS. Giovanni e Paolo

    4.5/5
    34 Reviews
    Venice
    2.1km from downtown
    小思文
    "St. Giovanni Paul's Cathedral is also a very exquisite facility, including the cathedral environment is also very good, you can experience a very rich content here, the interior visit of the church is also very good, the whole space inside is also good."
    Highlights: San Giovanni Paul's Basilica (Basilicadi San Giovanni Paolo), known as "San Zanipolo" in Venetian dialect, is one of the larger churches in Venice. The church has tombstones and monuments of successive Venetian governors. In addition, sculptures and decorative paintings, as well as stained glass paintings, are all works of art worth appreciating. The main viewing point This huge Gothic brick building is the very important Dominican church in Venice, built for two unknown martyrs in the early days of the Roman Church. The interior of the church preserves the tombstones and monuments of the Doge of Venice from the 13th to the 18th centuries, as well as a Byzantine sculpture "After Peace" in the southern aisle.
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