Chiesa di San Zaccaria, Venice

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    Bella the façade of this church on the square. Inside, the walls are internally covered with paintings. Contains several works of Bellini. Admission is free. Paying a visit to the Chapel and the crypt.
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  • August 4, 2017
    I discovered this church on Atlas Obscura and made a beeline for the place on my first day. Pay 1,50 to the lovely chap at the desk and access the chapel beyond the door. Follow the stairs down to the...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    The church is stunning and the partly flooded crypt very beautiful. The art in the church was amazing and the person selling the tickets to the crypt very informative and helpful. We visited a number ...  more »
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  • historic construction and well maintained. If you are taking walking tour and don't miss this to cover. to take a short brake
  • This church may not look special on the outside, but it's so beautiful inside, the ceilings are amazing!
  • Visit the basement, over 1000 years old. More often than not the high tide pushes water into it.
  • Excellent examples of renaissance frescos
  • Outstanding church with some beautiful artworks.

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