San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

4.8
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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You access San Giorgio Maggiore, a 16th-century Benedictine church, by boat. As you approach the island, notice how the structure's white marble facade contrasts with the blue of the lagoon. Enter to discover its equally bright interior. Admire several paintings by Venice-born Renaissance artist Tintoretto, as well as many other religious artworks. You can take the elevator up to the bell tower for a small fee to discover views of the Venetian Lagoon. Plan to see San Giorgio Maggiore and other attractions that appeal to you using our Venice trip planner.
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  • Best view of Venice If you want to be able to see venice and not be in “venice” this is a must. Access to the tower is 8 euros per person, worth it with the phenomenal views. 
    Best view of Venice If you want to be able to see venice and not be in “venice” this is a must. Access to the tower is 8 euros per person, worth it with the phenomenal views.  more »
  • Just take the regular city boat to cross the water from San Marco. The island offers a spectacular view on Venice, but it's also worth visiting. Plenty to see here. 
    Just take the regular city boat to cross the water from San Marco. The island offers a spectacular view on Venice, but it's also worth visiting. Plenty to see here.  more »
  • The church is large, airy, and even feels a bit empty. There are uniform painting-centric chapels with few decorations, plus an impressive choir. Going up the campanile is the main highlight... 
    The church is large, airy, and even feels a bit empty. There are uniform painting-centric chapels with few decorations, plus an impressive choir. Going up the campanile is the main highlight...  more »
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  • Have you seen a man with green suit with holes and a yellow hair?
  • Anyone see some dude with spiky blond hair?
  • View is 5€ for students, but it’s worth it (normal 8€ I think)
  • A beautiful, peaceful sojourn from busy Venice with the best view of the city you can get, especially from the bell tower
  • A treasure of islqnd in feont of St. Mark square

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