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San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
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. Put San Giorgio Maggiore into our Venice vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Venice.
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  • It is worth to take the elevator to go up to the bell tower where we discover Naples and the lagoon in excellent conditions.
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  • The church is a pleasant short vaporetto ride from San Marco. The church itself is okay with some lovely historic art work and amazing modern sculpture. But the elevator ride to the top of the bell to...  read more »
  • take time to visit the island and Bell hop from dovre you will have a beautiful view of the lagoon.
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  • Gorgeous views from ALL directions atop the bell tower. Take note that the bell rings every half hour though, or you'll get a huge shock when that happens (it's really loud!!). Absolutely worth the €4 entry fee (€6 for adults/non-student)
  • Sadly was not allowed arround the grounds but did go up the tower for some amaing views. Well worth a visit. Big church to to have a wonder arround.
  • quintessentially venice. one of my favourite views of this iconic city from any angle.
  • Wonderful church that seems to float on the water, designed by Andrea Palladio
  • Lovely building, and if you have time you should check out the grounds. But the real draw is panoramic view of Venice from the top of the bell tower. A must-see.
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