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Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

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Admire the majestic facade of Scuola Grande di San Rocco but be sure to go inside and look up. The large 16th-century wall and ceiling paintings by Tintoretto have led to comparisons with the Sistine Chapel. Originally built between 1489 and 1508, the church was overhauled in 1725. The rarely crowded church is next to the better-known Scuola Di San Rocco, also known for its Tintoretto works. Note the church has a dress code, with no shorts allowed. For Scuola Grande di San Rocco and beyond, use our Venice tourist route planner to get the most from your Venice vacation.
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  • The Audioguide is a must here. We spent 90 or so mins here and truly enjoyed the beautiful paintings and woodwork. Very ornate, and inspiring. Worth the small fee, glad we went!  more »
  • All the museum is full of decorations, paintings and objects that were donated to the Confraternita. They wanted a beauty please to stay in, to help people being surrounded by beauty. It was very quie...  more »
  • This not so grandiose building from the outside is actually a masterpiece on the inside, as it was almost entirely painted by Tintoretto. The ground level room has about 10 of his big paintings, along...  more »
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  • If you want you can use mirrors to see the ceiling paintings. I didn't use them. I just enjoyed what i could see. Too many details and too many work on the walls too so take your time 😊
  • Dark and brooding but really dramatic art. Incredible. Bit pricey though at 10eur.
  • An incredible museum in the heart of Venice. Don't miss the crucifixion! I suggest at least half an hour to take it all in.
  • Do NOT miss this. The main room (and the side one) are spectacular. The most mind blowing part of Venice aside from the Doges Palace.
  • Amazing art by Tintoretto on two floors. Paintings are dark perhaps because they are 500 years old! Be sure and walk up to the third floor which has a Treasury of religious objects including a reliquary with a thorn from Jesus' crown of thorns. The wood carvings on the walls of the second floor room (first floor European) are amazing. There are mirrors available in this room to use to see the ceiling better. They are on the far left against the back wall. No charge to use them.