Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice

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Basilica 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 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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  • For several euros, you get to see a fine Titian altar piece and another by Giovanni Bellini. There is also a wood sculpture of St John the Baptist by Donatello. I have been there three times over the ...  more »
  • the basilica is one of the most beautiful among the many beautiful churches. Inside there are works of art of great interest.
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  • Church happens as a hint, I had very good was. When he went to Venice, come stop by. It was calm in many Venice location.
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  • The most underrated yet most inspiring place in the whole of Italy for art. The paintings of Titian and Brunelleschi are 3 dimensional and basically made me ponder my life and the deepest way. Steve Jobs spent some of his last days in Venice in the Frari, it’s thought provoking to know he must have had a similar experience with these divine works.
  • Do not miss this place, and make sure you have a decent guidebook for it. It is really easy to miss some small bits like the clock in the side chapel (see pics), which is amazing, or the Bellini painting. TIP there is a supermarket nearby (across the bridge, go under the sottoportego then just ask anyone around)- much much cheaper than buying anything in very expensive Venice.
  • A large church with a large selection of masterpieces and the unusual tomb of Canova, considered one of the best sculptors of all time. Entry is €3, and worth the cost although a few items, such as Canova's tomb, can be seen from the entry without paying. With a location on the main road between the train station and San Marco, this is worth the stop.
  • Nice collection of paintings, grandiose . 3 € enter3nce fees + 2 € if you rent an audio guide . I recommend you look up things on wikipedia as you move throughout the church hall.
  • Just 3 Euros and you are in the middle of a fantastic works of art. Wonderful. Also, use the opportunity to pray or just relax. For me, better than Saint Mark's.
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