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Basilica di San Marco

Critics' choice
Attractions, Museums

Often seen as the living testimony of Venice's links with Byzantium, St Mark's basilica is also an expression of the city's independence. In the Middle Ages...

San Marco
FreeMajor venue

I Frari

Critics' choice
Attractions

A gloomy Gothic barn, the brick house of God known officially as Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is one of the city's most significant artistic storehouses....

San Polo
Major venue

Madonna dell'Orto

Critics' choice
Attractions

The 'Tintoretto church' was originally dedicated to St Christopher (a magnificent statue of whom stands over the main door), the patron saint of the...

Cannaregio

San Giacomo dell'Orio

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Attractions

The main entrance of San Giacomo dell'Orio faces the canal rather than the campo. The interior is a fascinating mix of architectural and decorative styles....

Santa Croce

San Giorgio Maggiore

Critics' choice
Attractions

This unique spot cried out for a masterpiece. Palladio provided it. This was his first complete solo church; it demonstrates how confident he was in his...

FreeMajor venue

San Pietro Martire

Critics' choice
Attractions

Behind its unspectacular façade, the church of San Pietro Martire conceals an important work by Giovanni Bellini, backed by a marvellous landscape: The...

Fondamenta dei Vetrai

San Salvador

Critics' choice
Attractions

If you can't make it to Florence on this trip, come to San Salvador instead. Begun by Giorgio Spavento in 1506, it was continued by Tullio Lombardo and...

San Marco

San Sebastiano

Critics' choice
Attractions

This contains perhaps the most brilliantly colourful church interior in Venice, and it's all the work of one man: Paolo Veronese. His first commission was...

Dorsoduro

Santa Maria Assunta

Critics' choice
Attractions

Dating from 638, the basilica of Santa Maria Assunta is the oldest building on the lagoon. The interior has an elaborate 11th-century mosaic floor, but the...

Santa Maria dei Miracoli

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Attractions

Arguably one of the most exquisite churches in the world, Santa Maria dei Miracoli was built in the 1480s to house a miraculous image of the Madonna,...

Cannaregio

Santa Maria della Salute

Critics' choice
Attractions

This magnificent Baroque church, queening it over the entrance of the Grand Canal, is almost as recognisable an image of Venice as St Mark's or the Rialto...

Dorsoduro
FreeMajor venue

Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)

Critics' choice
Attractions

Santi Giovanni e Paolo was founded by the Dominican order in 1246 but not finished until 1430. Between 1248 and 1778, 25 doges were buried here. The vast...

Castello
Major venue