Ex Chiesa Santa Chiara, Murano

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#3 of 7 in Museums in Murano
A restored medieval church, Ex Chiesa Santa Chiara allows visitors to see and purchase authentic Murano glass, as well as a chance to attend live demonstrations of glass making. If you time your visit correctly, you may even be able to attend a live musical or theater performance. You'll find information about available tours and opportunities to host an event at the church on the website. If you're looking for a special gift or memento of your trip, consider purchasing something from the varied Murano glass collection--your options include everything from grand chandeliers to elegant jewelry and drinking glasses. For Ex Chiesa Santa Chiara and beyond, use our Murano road trip app to get the most from your Murano vacation.
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  • Friendly and helpful staff. Once inside you can attend a small demonstration of a glazier. Don't make you fast. You can stay a while and turn in this former Church converted into a showroom of glass works. Certainly an impressive place. However the price is over the top. 7 euros for adults and 5 for children is a price to first strip Museum. If you want to see only a small demonstration of glassmaking perhaps is less or even free at calle Bressagio.
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  • It's a happy coincidence that we got there because really, this place is not indicated. I have first didn't pay attention the House honestly, we went and were hit by the scents and the heat to start. A lady came to tell us a bit quickly but ill at ease however, a participation of 5 euros was requested for "the show, the artist", with a refreshing humility. The place grabs us unannounced, ceiling height, apparent traditional carpentry, briquettes to the wall, mezzanine or passageway open on a chandelier of madness that diffuses a soft light, and oh music classic. The tone is set. The artist created 3 items under our noses, in all humility. Then, trick of the "loft". I must admit that seeing the string defeat on the staircase, I thought that someone had forgotten to put it back. Never mind, I'm going up. Upstairs is in a dark half, the chandelier now to a man's height is sumptuous and it highlights soft paintings and productions of glass covering the walls from end to end, a bridge with a work in progress in a corner of the room , and through the canopies, a disused in the grey landscape. It is at this precise moment that emotion wins me, without warning, something beautiful but confusing! It does not last long: back down and the cord is closed... Oops sorry but it was open, and saw what I felt I'm not at all sorry! We go back and find out that this workshop is a church...
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  • The show was more than awesome, the general mood with the music was amazing and very relaxing, the team was very friendly and the upper floor visit is a must!  more »
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  • Nice glass making show. Best prices on the island. And the owner is very kind and friendly.
  • It's a very nice place. Very cosy! The fact that it was a church and now a glass factory is even more interesting. The atmosphere is friendly and staff is even more friendly (and funny). Had a lovely experience! 10/10 would recommend.
  • Fantastic experience ad great people. Highly recommend it to anyone going to Venice! Looking forward to our next visit.
  • Stumbled upon this beautiful building by mistake. What a find. 5 euro to watch true artists at work. Not forced to leave after 1 or 2 works being blown. The building and contents are stunning. The staff are extremely welcoming and friendly. Not forcing you to buy at all. Perfect place.
  • Blowing glass demonstration is really nice!
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