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Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Address: Campo della Salute, 1, 30123 Venice, Italy
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09:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 17:30

Designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1631-83, the church's façade is...

Designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1631-83, the church's façade is embellished with 125 statues, which form a sharp contrast to the somber interior.

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Built to commemorate the end of the bubonic plague ( La peste ) in Venice, this church has a beautiful position in Venice. Although very plain inside compared to the other... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2015
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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 January 2015

Built to commemorate the end of the bubonic plague ( La peste ) in Venice, this church has a beautiful position in Venice. Although very plain inside compared to the other churches in Venice it still is worth a visit to admire its simplicity. You can then walk to the "punta della dogana" past the old customs offices and warehouses... More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2015

If you are over the canal from St Marks it is worth a visit . A vast open space with an impressive mosaic floory

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 December 2014

such a beautiful historic church from the 17th century. it is designed in baroque style in the form of a rotunda & also visible from the Piazza San Marco when entering from the water. i liked the church more from the outside than inside. west of the church is a stream called "Rio della Salute" which is an absolutely picturesque... More 

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Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

It's a good walk from St Marks but it is so beautiful from a distance that we had to go see it. It was worth the walk! It is over by Peggy Guggenheim's house and the old customs building that has been converted to a museum as well so try to bundle all three in one trip and kick it... More 

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Reviewed 5 December 2014

Beautiful, amazing pieces of marble work and alter pieces. Painstakingly preserved piece of Venetian history. Check out the district, it is well worth the trip.

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Reviewed 30 November 2014

On the very last day of our holiday I realised a long wished-for dream, which was walking to the Santa Maria della Salute, and spending time inside. This church has so much presence - much more so than St Mark's, although I don't wish in any way to detract from that church. To my mind, Santa Maria della Salute is... More 

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Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

Fantasic cathederal easily reachable via vaporetto 1 ( heading towards Salute stop) just 2 stop away and you will reach here directly Tips : go there at 5.15pm on Saturday when i went and They had the ceremony ongoing ! Beautiful and Peaceful ! There's a exhibition hall next to it ! It always change seasonly depend on which period... More 

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Reviewed 19 November 2014

This was the first church I visited in Venice, it is supposedly one of the largest but when inside it didn't strike me as that large and it didn't for me have the wow factor. It's location is great and it is impressive for the outside, makes for a great picture and the view across to the Doges Palace offers... More 

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Reviewed 11 November 2014

This is an amazing baroque church in Dorsoduro with a vaporetto stop right outside so it's easy to visit; it's also only a short walk from the Accademia bridge. If you happen to be in Venice on November 21st, Venetians celebrate surviving the black plague at Salute and build a pontoon bridge from the the campo next to the Gritti... More 

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Reviewed 6 November 2014

Have ,Visited this most Beautiful church twice over the years,the most recent being just a few weeks ago,it was build back in the mid 1600,s as a response to a Particularly terrible Plague,which killed around a 3rd of the Population of Venice,and was built in Honor of the Virgin Mary ,who at the time was belived to have lifted the... More 

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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