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San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

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#7 of 188 in Historic Sites in Venice
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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  • This beautiful Palladian church sits on an island across from the Doges Palace and is just a short vaporetto ride from the San Zaccaria dock. The classical architecture drew us to this site, and it.....  more
    This beautiful Palladian church sits on an island across from the Doges Palace and is just a short vaporetto ride from the San Zaccaria dock. The classical architecture drew us to this site, and it.....  more »
  • Beautiful Palladian architecture and the Ai Weiwei exhibition inside was fantastic, I could've stared at each exhibit for ages. Scenic views of the main part of Venice from across the water and it is....  more
    Beautiful Palladian architecture and the Ai Weiwei exhibition inside was fantastic, I could've stared at each exhibit for ages. Scenic views of the main part of Venice from across the water and it is....  more »
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  • Gorgeous place and the view on Venice is absolutely breathtaking! Definitely recommend to visit. There weren't many people during my visit so it's a nice refuge from the hectic centre of Venice.
  • The island and church of San Giorgio are a beautiful and quieter refuge from busy San Marco. It is an easy vaporetto ride from San Marco. Worth a walk around the island and church, which is one of the most beautiful in Venice, and there is a great view of San Marco and the doge’s palace from the island.

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