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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  • Chiesa di San Zaccaria is a lovely church in itself but in fact so are many other churches so why this one? It is of course the flooded crypt. Oh, it's nothing spectacular as such (compared with other...  more »
  • As with all churches in Venice, the architecture and decoration is flamboyant. Cost us 1.50 Euro entrance  more »
  • Very close to Piazza San Marco, and yet it is quiet, a visit as we like them. Beautiful free church, only the visit of the flooded crypt and some works is at €2
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  • A beautiful building.. gorgeous inside. Defiantly worth a visit
  • 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.
  • Saw the front. Very pretty. Nice square (campo)
  • Wonderful place worth to see it but should be a bit renovated
  • Tucked away from the main tourist area you'll find the church with the flooded crypt. Free entry to the main church and then only a couple of euros to descend into the flooded crypt - nice to not be charged over and over like some other places in Venice (St Marks).
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