Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is home to several Venetian Renaissance masterpiece, including Giovanni Bellini's triptych "Madonna and Child with Saints" and Titan's "Assumptions" and "Pesaro Madonna." This Italian Gothic-style church was built in the mid-13th century. It has many funerary monuments, including Titan's. Pick up an audio guide to learn more about the history of the church, its artworks, and the significant people whose remains lie here. The church enforces a strict no-photos policy, but you can purchase postcards from the gift shop. With our online itinerary creator, Venice attractions like Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • One of my high light was the visit in the BAsilica, the Mosaiks. Don't miss the actual exhibition of old fragments in eye view!!! A never seen before of 700 years old history!!  more »
  • A must while in Venice lots of history here . can spend an hour in this building . How did there build these churches !  more »
  • This is probably one of the largest Churches or Basilica's in Venice after the main Basilica in the St marks Square. Entrance was free as we had the Venice City Pass otherwise there is a fee (3 euros....  more »
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  • Two words - JUST GO! The best 3 € I’ve ever spent. This Basilica runs a close second next to San Marco. It’s rather simple exterior belies the beauty of the priceless art inside. We were 2 of less than a couple of dozen people inside at 10am on a Saturday morning. St. Mark’s on the other hand had throngs! If crowds aren’t your thing and you’d like to see one of Italy’s most important Franciscan sites, it’s a 5 minute walk from the San Toma vaporetto stop.
  • This was my third visit to this basilica. I always listen to the free Rick Steves audio tour. Excellent. There is something truly unique and wonderful about seeing art where it was intended. That coupled with the unique and historically significant pieces cinch it for me. Well worth the time and visit!
  • Spectacular church filled with monuments dedicated to the greats. Modest dress code is required, no shoulders or stomach on show. But they do offer you a shall to cover up. Student entry is available at 1.50€
  • Beautiful church filled with wonderful art and sculpture. Peaceful and tranquil, fascinating place to explore. Very reasonable entry fee. Please note that modest dress is required (shoulders covered and no very short shorts/skirts etc).
  • Only entered this church very close to our apartment at the end of our visit to Venice. After all, there are so many beautiful churches on the island. I was wrong. This one is very impressive, if only for its majestic height. Take at least a few minutes to stand in awe. Also you may admire the central shiny golden chappel, probably for the gathering of the monks, once.

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