Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto, Venice

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#18 of 73 in Historic Sites in Venice
Regarded as one of the finest Gothic churches in Venice, Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto contains notable paintings by Tintoretto, as well as the artist's tomb. Constructed in the 14th century on the site of a much earlier religious structure, the church has served as a gunpowder storeroom, barn, and stable over the course of more than six centuries. Often overlooked by foreign visitors, the building features a brick facade divided by columns and accented by mullioned windows. Pay close attention to the right nave, where you can see a well-known painting of the Virgin Mary, which Tintoretto created in the 1550s. For Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto and beyond, use our Venice itinerary planner to get the most from your Venice vacation.
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  • July 31, 2017
    This church is close to the Orto vaporetto stop in a quiet area of Venice, about a 20 minute walk away from St. Mark's Square . You won't find many tourists here, but you will find a beautiful old chu...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    It is the Church where it rests eternally Tintoretto. Its size is concorde to its beauty. Not one of the magnificent 3, but try to see it.
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  • July 27, 2017
    This church dates back to the 1,300s which is amazing. It's very simple inside and worth the 3 euro admission price. You are provided a 1 pager laminated information sheet upon entering after paying t...  more »
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  • Cute little church, if you're lucky the square around it is actually a really relaxing spot since there aren't a million tourists
  • What a wonderful church, full of history and the Place where rests the whole Tintoretto family, such a great artist!
  • Nice spot in quit neighbourhood.
  • Perfect location for a relaxing afternoon
  • Largely decorated on the inside with artworks, mainly from local painters.

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