Churches in Venice: Venice is well-known for many important Churches: from the most celebrated St. Mark's Cathedral to smaller and more secluded Churches in Historic neighborhoods!

The Churches and Cathedrals of Venice

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The Basilica of
Saint Mark's Square

Church - San Marco

The Basilica of Saint Mark St. Mark's basilica majestically symbolizes the lagoon and enshrines the city's history. Possession of the saint's relics enabled the Republic to establish its authority, from 828 onward, over Grado and Aquileia. In 1063, under Doge Domenico Contarini, it was decided to rebuild the church [.....]

The Frari
Basilica

Church - Santa Croce

The Frari Basilica The Frari's Basilica, temple of prayer and sacred art, is a church of considerable dimensions. As many other Franciscan churches, it was built spacious not for love of splendour, so contrary to the spirit of St. Francis, but in order to welcome the great number of believers wishing to listen to the evangelical message [.....]

The Salute
Basilica

Church - Dorsoduro

The Salute Basilica In 1630, over 50 years after the terrible plague of 1575-77, the disease gripped Venice once more. Doge Nicolò Contarini made a public vow to erect a church called the Salute, asking for the Virgin Mary’s divine intercession to rid the city of the plague. Eleven architects took part in the competition [.....]

The Basilica of
SS. Giovanni and Paolo

Church - Campo SS. Giovanni & Paolo

The Basilica of SS. Giovanni and Paolo The most impressive churches of Venice are those of the medieval mendicant orders, the Dominicans and Franciscans. The Dominican church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo in the Venetian dialect; founded in 1246 and consecrated in 1430), is of rose-coloured stone [.....]

Church of
Madonna dell'Orto

Church - Madonna dell'Orto

Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto The name derives from a miraculous image of the Madonna who one scultore had placed in its house garden and that soon it began to being venerated from the inhabitants of sestriere. The church is fundamental stage in order to know the painting of Jacopo Robusti called the Tintoretto [.....]

Church of
Santa Maria dei Miracoli

Church - Cannaregio

Chiesa Santa Maria dei Miracoli Santa Maria dei Miracoli was built between 1481 and 1489 on a project by Pietro Lombardo with the aim of giving a worthy placing to the icon of the Virgin venerated since the 1408. Church became one of the best example of the Venetian Renaissance: coloured marbles, false colonnade [.....]

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