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Chiesa di San Zaccaria, Venice

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Religious 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. 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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  • Is a simple look, but inside was decorated with many paintings and elegant space. There was no simply has submerged the basement crypt where other special to see.
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  • San Zaccaria is Much less Touristy than San Marco. It is in a lovely Campo Nat far from San Marco. It has some beautiful paintings by Bellini.  more »
  • This church was located near my hotel, despite the fact I was able to visit it only on the last day of your stay. This was once important for the Doge's Center (are here buried) has valuable images and relics of the Saint. Zechariah (in a glass coffin in the lateral nave) of the father. John The Baptist
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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