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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  • This is not a church but a Basilica (I corrected my title)! Discovered by chance in wanting to see the hospital. Yes... this hospital seen by vaporetto for went on the Islands... "lousy" hospital, to the roughcast and architecture modern. Actually take the time to see the entrance of the hospital to really understand the architecture of this place and at the same time discover this Basilica. The situation of the two monuments ready to smile: the left door we treat you, and if it doesn't, we'll meet you at the door of right ;) This square, sheltering the two monuments is away from the tourists, the differents are numerous, and we can finally discover a real inhabited town and not a City Museum.
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  • This is my most favourite church in Venice. It is an amazing building. The brickwork is beautiful as are the paintings. It's difficult to put into words the feeling l get when l step inside this churc...  more »
  • Outside there is the only equestrian statue in Venice of an individual from the days of the Venetian Republic. Thanks for him leaving the city the equivalent of £100 million in his will.  more »
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  • This was a beautiful unfinished brick style building on a lovely plaza. The most interesting part is being able to see the hospital that is actively used in Venice today.
  • It was interesting. Most of descriptions were in English and Italian.
  • 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.
  • A wonderful sight, full of life and history
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