Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

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The main church of the Dominican order in Venice, Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo boasts an expansive brick façade and a spacious interior. Among the church's many funerary monuments and paintings rest the remains of 25 of Venice’s doges. Gaze at the ornately decorated and painted ceiling of the Chapel of the Rosary, and seek out the Byzantine statue of Madonna della Pace. Don’t miss the main relic of the church, the foot of St. Catherine of Siena. Make Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo a part of your Venice vacation plans using our Venice road trip planning website .
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  • Located in a nice square with a few fine coffee shops. Access to the church costs €3.50 to support maintenance.
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  • This church is like a museum. We visit every time we're in Venice. Twenty-five Doges are buried in this church, many artists and others, each with beautiful and interesting monuments. This is one of t...  more »
  • The exterior is simple, but the inside architecture is fantastic. This place is suitable for those who love history. Basilica contains the tombs of the authorities.  more »
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  • This is quite simply, Incredible! The building is huge and beautiful. Sadly photography is not permitted inside so I cannot share any here... There is a queue to go inside but it moves along with good pace, there is a small charge to go through the top part of the Basilica out onto the roof terrace and through the museum section. Please be aware this has very steep old stone stairs NOT suitable for small children or pushchairs etc.
  • Really nice pizza and also nice service. Additionally it's not to expensive so perfect! Thanks
  • I was here on a Saturday in July with the perfect weather and there was next to nobody here. In any other city this would be their central cathedral/square. Stunning.
  • Do walk into this old hospital entrance and marvel at the architecture... Hospital, church and cemetery island in a perfect work triangle - such organisation 😊 I take my hat off
  • very, very, very nice place to be next to. There are two churches next each to other and it makes this place so special. You can sit next to them in local cafe and have some good time. Nice colors as all over Venice and beautiful architecture. I love Venice for all those churches you will see.
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