Religious Edifices Tour, Venice

Religious Edifices Tour, Venice
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As a tourist, you definitely are aware that a country like Italy, especially a city like Venice, has a lot of sacred sites. It would be a pity not to take a look at some of the wonderful buildings built by humans in the name of the Lord. Glorious artists, architects and their disciples have given their lives and talent for our pleasure for centuries.

Religious Edifices Tour - Route Map

Guide Name: Religious Edifices Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Venice
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: nicole
Chiesa di San Zaccaria

1) Chiesa di San Zaccaria

San Zaccaria is a church in Venice, dedicated to St. Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, whose body it supposedly contains. It is a large edifice, located in the quiet Campo San Zaccaria, just off the waterfront to the south east of St. Mark's basilica. The present church was built in a mixture of Gothic and Renaissance styles between 1458 and 1515. Antonio Gambello was the original architect, who started the building in the Gothic style, but the upper part of the facade and the...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Basilica Patriarcale Di S. Marco

2) Basilica Patriarcale Di S. Marco

The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice. It is the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best known examples of Byzantine architecture. It lies on Piazza San Marco adjacent and connected to the Doge's Palace. Originally it was the "chapel" of the Venetian rulers, and not the city's cathedral. Since 1807 it has been the seat of the Patriarch of Venice, archbishop of the Roman Catholic...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Padri Redentoristi

3) Padri Redentoristi

This is a Roman Catholic church in Venice, built more than 400 years ago. The church repeats the typical Vatican style in its interiors. It is very colorful, sumptuous and richly decorated. Some of the icons were brought here later, and their style is more...   view more
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Chiesa San Bartolomeo

4) Chiesa San Bartolomeo

San Bartolomeo (Saint Bartholomew) is a church in Venice. It is near the Rialto Bridge in the sestiere, or neighborhood, of San Marco. The church was supposedly founded in 830, and was originally dedicated to Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki. It was renovated in 1170, and became the church of the German community in Venice, whose commercial headquarters were nearby at the Fondaco dei Tedeschi. The church was rebuilt again in the 18th century. The bell tower was built in 1747-1754 based on designs...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Chiesa Cattolica Parrocchiale S. Salvador

5) Chiesa Cattolica Parrocchiale S. Salvador

The Holy Savior Church was built in 1177. The facade was added later - in 1663, by Giuseppe Sardi. The entire edifice is designed in the Greek style and contains Greek crosses and ornaments. The facade is covered with white marble. This provides the church with a rare illumination and beauty. The Chiesa di San Salvatore (of the Holy Savior) is a church in Venice, northern Italy. Known in Venetian as San Salvador, is located on the Campo San Salvador, along the Merceria, the main shopping street...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Istituto Diocesano Per Il Sostentamento Del Clero

6) Istituto Diocesano Per Il Sostentamento Del Clero

This Institute was erected to support the church system in Venice. It used to be a Catholic school and a residence for those who ran the school. The complex contains an older and a more recent part. The adjoining parts were added later, as the need for space became more urgent. The building was first mentioned between 1347 and...   view more
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Chiesa Cattolica Parrocchiale S.Stefano Protomartire

7) Chiesa Cattolica Parrocchiale S.Stefano Protomartire

This is one of the largest churches in Venice and is situated in the northern part of the city. The edifice was built in the 13th century, rebuilt in the 14th and redecorated partially in the 15th. Many years of construction, reconstruction and redecoration show us today a magnificent, wonderful architectural gem with painting and design to match. The church is the resting place for a few famous persons, such as: Francesco Morosini, Doge Andrea Contarini and...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Istituto Ciliota

8) Istituto Ciliota

Istituto Ciliota was founded in 1845. It used to be a part of an old Augustinian monastery. The Dome, the largest and the most important part, contains 51 rooms. Between 1997 and 1999 the edifice was fully restored. This building has great Christian and artistic...   view more
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Parrocchia Di San Moise

9) Parrocchia Di San Moise

This church is dedicated to Moses, as the Venetians have a tradition of preferring the prophets of the Old Testament. No one knows exactly when it was built, but it is known that in the 9th century the edifice was reconstructed. The facade is astonishing, and the main mural painting inside - Mount Sinai with Moses receiving the Tablets - is a masterpiece made by Heinrich...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia

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