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Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 272 8611
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Originally built in the mid-13th century, Santa Maria Glorisoa dei Frari (St. Mary of the Friars) houses many masterpieces of Venetian Renaissance art, notably Giovanni Bellini's triptych "Madonna and Child with Saints," the "Assumption" and the "Pesaro Madonna" by Titian, Saint John the Baptist by Donatello.
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San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 272 8611
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

I'm not Catholic but Tintoretto's masterpiece is awe inspiring., it is a "must see" whenever we are in Venice. This vast building houses many fascinating treasures and rarely seems crowded. The church is part of the bargain 'Chorus Pass' scheme, which is highly recommended and...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Sought out this chuch because we had a Rick Steves audio guide for it. The walk to this chuch took us through an area of Venice that we had not explored yet which was fun. It was a bit of a challenge to find the...More

Thank snickerseg
Reviewed 8 December 2013

If you already came from Florence to Venice, you probably have seen enough renaissance work. If Venice is your first stop, this is a good intro to it, before continuing on your renaissance journey. Nice church.

Thank VVV2000
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Surprisingly large Church worth visiting for the excellent Titian ascension and a wonderful St john the Baptist by Donacello in the nearby altar. Some will be fascinated by the 4 black figures holding a balcony (as pillars - not real people) - wonderfully evocative figures...More

Thank Paul Q
Reviewed 30 November 2013

When you tour Europe (and the Adriatic area), you will find many, many churches to visit. This one really is worth a visit for the beautiful artwork, Tomb of Titian and the Canova Monument. Titian's Assumption of the Virgin was painted for this location and...More

Thank HistoryNutCalifornia
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Antonio Canova's pyramidal monument stands head and shoulders above that of Titian's seemingly over-elaborate monument, which it faces. The Choir is a place of enchantment - stalls for more than 100 Franciscans, looking towards Titian's 'Assumption'. However, there is far more to this building than...More

Thank WharfRatNewbury
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Forget the Basilica San Marco, this should be on the must see list. Titian's tomb alone is worth the entrance fee but there are many more spectacular tombs and paintings to impress. Plus the stalls are also spectacular with their hand carved designs.

Thank Tab_London
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Overall the church is lovely but needs more restoration work. The Assumption by Titian on the high altar is exquisite. It was also interesting to see the (somewhat late constructed monument) marking Titian's burial. The statue of St. John the Baptist by Donatello is also...More

Thank BillandKathy27
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Our apartment was literally less than a minute from this church, so we had to give it a visit, but it is worth seeking out if you're not so close. As has already been said, it's truly awe inspiring.

Thank ppw16
Reviewed 3 November 2013

An amazing experience. The recorded guide is really helpful in appreciating the art and architecture of this church. The works are varied and more appreciated in this setting. Titian's memorial is impressive, as is Canova's - first designed for Titian.

Thank Suenglish
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the
Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six
sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest
neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the
markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San
Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San
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Robert H
Directions to St. Mary from the San Toma stop
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Response from Nossik | Reviewed this property |
With your back to Canal Grande, reach Campo San Toma. From there follow red signs for Scuola Grande S. Rocco, and you'll get there in 2 minutes tops (San Rocco is a square behind Frari). Doesn't really matter, which bystreet... More
Robert H
How do I get to St Mary from the San Toma stop?
1 August 2015|
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Response from travelingrm | Reviewed this property |
If you are staying at a hotel I. Venice, ask them for a map and let them mark the directions.