The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara

The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara

The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Glass Cathedral - a newly restored medieval church on the island of Murano - offers visitors an experience of authentic Murano glass and Venetian arts and culture such as does not exist anywhere else in Venice. We offer live demonstrations of Murano glass making while you can have a drink or sip an excellent Prosecco while listening to Music. All of this in a XIIth century former church.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • khaszchina
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great Murano experience
    This was a great experience. The building is beautiful and the glass demonstration was mesmerizing. The glass artist didn’t speak English so he couldn’t give any information about his creating process. However, at the beginning of the “show” a prerecorded message gave a lot of info on the island, the building, the art of glass making and general information about the demonstration. The message played in Italian and English. The young lady who checked tickets also answered questions in Italian, English and German. The music had nothing to do with the glass blowing but it was nice ambiance to the event. We had a little difficulty finding the location. There is a large black gate you need to go through and then go behind a building. A sign at the black gate would be helpful but the local shopkeepers will point out the way.
    Dear Guest, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. All the best and hope to have you back in the future. Kind Regards TGC Team
    Written 14 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 March 2023
  • fivecrazycats
    Fort Collins, Colorado385 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My 12 year old loved it!
    We spent 2 weeks traveling around different parts of Italy, and this glass blowing demonstration was one of the top experiences for my 12 year old. She was enthralled! It was easy to just wander in, pay a small fee, and watch the demonstration.
    Dear Guest, wow ;) we are very happy your 12 year old enjoyed our glass demo show... we hope you did too ! Once again thank you for the lovely review. All the best from TGC Team
    Written 14 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 24 March 2023
  • Michael F
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing way to experience glass making
    Old building full of interesting glass art, plus some nice reasonably priced pieces to purchase if desired. The demo consists of a short audio presentation of a brief history of the cathedral and glass making in Murano followed by a 20 minute demonstration of some pieces of art being made. There is no real talking or extra information about how to make glass art. The real experience is seeing a master at work and watching a blob of glass turn into a piece of art in front of you. There is an option to include a drink as well. A relaxing and enjoyable experience. Thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommend.
    Dear Guest, thank you for taking time in a nice review. We do our best every day to make it a nice experience. Hope to have you back in the future. Kind Regards TGC Team
    Written 14 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 March 2023
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JennySReid
Cupar, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was so well done! I felt inspired by the skill of the glass maker. Initially there is a good voice over explaining the building and its journey to become a glass manufacturer and then an explanation of why glass came to Murano in the first place. When the demonstration begins properly there is a music track to accompany, what becomes almost performance art.
I was engrossed as were the other people around me. The glass blower really engaged with the children in the audience and their obvious enjoyment at the magic of it all was heart warming.
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process
Written 10 February 2024
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Alexandra R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The demonstration and the location was amazing. My daughter was fascinate. Also great music it really takes you in to the show.
Written 30 January 2024
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Genevieve L
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Worth the price of admission demonstration. The artist made 3 items: a plate, a sculpture and a balloon. The benches were comfy and I appreciated the voice over about the history of the location.
Written 14 January 2024
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Judy L
Naples, Italy7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Our family loved it. We didnt want it to end. The staff was very friendly and interactive with our kids which made it even more special. The building and the work are beautiful. Very great deal for the price. Thank you
Written 21 December 2023
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Kathryn and N
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A stunning and unique building to look around before/after the glass blowing demonstration.

The glass blowing was amazing and a recorded audio was very interesting and helpful. We were shown more than one glass item being made, giving a full appreciation of the skills involved.
Written 2 December 2023
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DARAMARKB
55 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
eh. you can see just as good a demonstration in many of the factories around the island...many for free.
Written 26 November 2023
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Julia T
Cesena, Italy1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
I have visited this glass blowing show twice. Great experience, super nice staff, beautiful cathedral, I recommend it to everyone who visits Venezia/Murano and i will surely come back again
Written 11 November 2023
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Gonia P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This place is great, very nice woman at the front desk, very helpful.
The show wonderful, interesting, prople very open and kind for children.
Worth to go !
Written 6 November 2023
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Martine
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The show in the Cathedral is very impressive and well done. We were under the charm of the glass master, his ability and creativity. Such an unforgettable experience, surrounded with nice music in this great Cathedral. I can highly reccomend.
Written 24 October 2023
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njj747
Berkshire, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Alberto is the kindest, best bartender you can wish for. Made our day. Such a nice man. Can’t wait to come back again with friends and family
Written 22 October 2023
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