Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), Venice

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The main church of the Dominican order in Venice, Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo) boasts an expansive brick façade and a spacious interior. Among the church's many funerary monuments and paintings rest the remains of 25 of Venice’s doges. Gaze at the ornately decorated and painted ceiling of the Chapel of the Rosary, and seek out the Byzantine statue of Madonna della Pace. Don’t miss the main relic of the church, the foot of St. Catherine of Siena. Make Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo) a part of your Venice vacation plans using our Venice road trip planning website .
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  • Huge Church (the largest in Venice) located at the side of the hospital into a huge square. Contains numerous works of art, in various chapels, but what most impresses is the size of this ancient basilica, preserved cme originally. The chapel of the Rosary, with beautiful reliefs and paintings and the large stained glass window by 22 metres, in the right transept. The visits are paid (€ 3.50). Closed from 13 to 14.
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  • The Venetian Church. The penalty is that the choir was removed as well as many other changes. Many of the famous people of Venice are aware in this church
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  • We had heard of the Basilica are Saints John and Paul, the largest church in the city of the Doges of Venice ... cemetery, Gothic Cathedral on a Romanesque plan with century portal.
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  • I entered to attend an evening mass, and was stunned. Who would have guessed that this basilica was so huge, so spacious, so stone-laden inside. The stories of the Bible are told through the various paintings, sculptings, frescoes, and the story of Venice is told in the church's marble-tombed floors, artworks and inscriptions. A moving, Christian, holy site for everyone.
  • Must see place for all fans of military history. A lot of tombs of many famous medieval military leaders. Many tombs are with the effigies of the knights in the armors of XIV -XV centuries.
  • Beautiful and amazing church. It's enormous and astonishing.
  • Lots of neat shopping, but know the unique pieces are going to be the most expensive ones. There's a lot to see here, if you like glass blowing.
  • Beautiful. We were there for mass. Amazing to just enjoy the coolness and quietness

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