Chiesa di San Zaccaria, Venice

4.5
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Set foot into a site with a combination of late-Gothic and Renaissance architecture at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, a church dedicated to the prophet Zechariah, father of John the Baptist and Biblical author. As you walk through you will notice the walls covered entirely in artwork and beautifully lit up by the tall floor-to-ceiling Gothic windows, quite uncommon in this architectural style. The main artistic feature is the late work by Giovanni Bellini. For a fee, enter the small chapel with ornate altarpieces, which offers an optional audioguide that comes in four languages. Don't miss the altar under which Zechariah's body is said to lie. While smaller than some other churches in the area, this one stands out with its peaceful atmosphere and lack of crowds. Put Chiesa di San Zaccaria and other Venice attractions into our Venice attractions planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Not worth it. Found this church in Atlas obscura and it was reccommended to visit the crypt. The entrance to the church is free and the church is very small and simple. You have to pay extra for the.....  more »
  • We stumbled upon this place after coming back from Murano via the boat dock of the same name. Nice square to get a little bit of breathing room. Lots of good dining options around there too! The...  more »
  • Church with roundish facade built in 15th century on previous church and convent dating 9th century. In the ancient church destroyed by fire in 1105, Pope Benedetto III found refuge in 855 from...  more »
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  • Simply the Best Church probably in all of Venice. Smaller but amazing interior. It'll make you wonder why it's not more famous. Just a couple minutes from St Mark's.
  • Some nice 14 century art work. The crypt was neat. Be aware that it is very small and takes only a minute to view.
  • The church is open only for few hours but is almost empty every time. Full of paintings, and the underground cript is unique being slighty underwater, but prepare to remove your shoes and wet your feet.
  • When you walk in your breath is taken away! Every wall is covered with the most amazing paintings. Just stunning
  • A fascinating church, with great significance in Venetian history - the Doge visited each year, and the ambulatory is especially wide to allow for his procession. The stunning Bellini in the North aisle is unmissable. Pay a couple of euro and visit the lovely submerged crypt, a hidden wonder of Venice.

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