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Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Venice

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#12 of 74 in Historic Sites in Venice
Religious Site Church
Known as the marble church, Santa Maria dei Miracoli sits by an attractive canal. Because of this early Renaissance church's beauty, weddings are often held here, with couples arriving by gondola on the canal. The interior is decorated with white, pink, and gray designs, all in marble. When you want to rest, head to the outside benches, or to the nearby secondhand bookstore. For Santa Maria dei Miracoli and beyond, use our Venice family vacation planner to get the most from your Venice vacation.
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  • Like an apparition, all white marble, in Campo de Miracles. Beautiful, a sea of marble. Looking at her you almost fear that for all its weight of stone will sink into the lagoon. Visit, you'll remember. Built in memory of the greatest miracle took place in the city.
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  • We came across this church by chance, during our walks around Venice, as this is the way we think we will see the best of the city, any city. It's a lovely place, with marble walls, and it looks quite...  more »
  • in shape and colour. Small church but must have seen. Since hardly anyone goes there also a place for the short relax.
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  • I always tell people to visit this church, which is my favourite in the whole of Venice. It's not quite a hidden gem, but easy to miss if you're only visiting the usual tourist sites - Piazza San Marco, Guggenheim, Accademia etc. It is perfection in marble and can be admired as much from the outside as inside, and the steps up to the chancel are glorious. The name Santa Maria dei Miracoli is derived from a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary which still stands at the main altar. The true miracle was the $4m restoration undertaken in the 1990s to save the church from ruin, and the ongoing cleaning work which keeps the polychrome marble gleaming for visitors today. The church is part of the Chorus scheme, and therefore there is a modest admission charge, but this also means it is open continuously from 10am to 5pm (Monday to Saturday). It is popular with Italian wedding parties, who often stop in the charming little campo surrounding the church to have their photos taken. It is certainly one of the most romantic places in the world, and I imagine a lot of people dream of getting married here.
  • Beautifully detailed with the marmer, it gives it a unique exterior. Happened to see a wedding here, really cool!
  • The Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli is an extremely finely decorated and elegant church located in pretty quiet and not very touristic area of Venice .
  • Not sure what the inside of the church looked like as I was busy outside taking photos. My wife went inside though and said that it was quite nice.
  • One of the most beautiful places in Venice

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