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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. Make Chiesa di San Zaccaria a centerpiece of your Venice vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Venice holiday planner.
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  • A fusion of styles, a casket (free) of architecture, painting and evocative atmosphere, as well as a place rich in history. Spectacular (especially for its insertion in the context) the altarpiece by Giovanni Bellini, surprising the density of cupe seventeenth-century paintings on the walls and magnificent chapels are accessible at the modest sum of 1.5 €
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  • We were walking the streets and we find it by chance, it is cute and simple, obviously if you compare with the Basilica are completely different things. But it is very nice to go walking and discovering what offers Venice.
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  • If you enjoy the flaneur, landed at San Zaccaria or along Riva degli Schiavoni or better, in the maze of streets and squares in the Castello district. The Church is beautiful, inside fine works of art such as Bellini's Madonna and child.
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  • Visit the basement, over 1000 years old. More often than not the high tide pushes water into it.
  • Outstanding church with some beautiful artworks.
  • Is not a very popular place, but i think is interesting.
  • stunning bellini painting that should not be missed!
  • This is a must see in Venice. for 1.5 Euro's you get to go into the "basement" of the Church. This is the site of a 1000 years old church foundation with amazing history