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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 4 days ago

A huge church which still looks modest on the outside, but which inside contains a dizzying array of amazing sculpture and artwork from the stellar creative minds of the time such as Titian, Bellini and Canova - crowned by a wonderful altarpiece. Make sure it's...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was my favorite church in Venice. Everyone wants to go to San Marco (and you probably should) but this church is much more beautiful and less crowded. Don't miss it.

1  Thank williephips
Reviewed 5 days ago

I would recommend taking the audio guide. There are a lot of masterpieces and the guide is great way to learn and discover. The basilica is majestic, grand and very much like the whole of Venice, unforgettable.

1  Thank erika v
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having been to many of the most famous Basilicas across Europe, I never cease to be amazed by the sheer size and detail of these glorious houses of God! This one ranks right up there with some of my most memorable visits in France, Spain,...More

1  Thank DaveEB310
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is big church with many different works - paintings, large sculpture and event woodcarvings. And Bellini work!!! and monument to doge giovanni pesaro! wow, wow, wow!

Thank Elina Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some beautiful works of art on display including the main altarpiece by Titian. There is also a Donatello statue to see. Very good for all the family

Thank RadioCork
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this church! The artwork is incredible!!! So many works and just beautiful! We also attended the Saturday evening Mass in Italian! It was very quaint and wonderful!

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was well worth a visit. The church is huge and has some stunning painted ceilings and paintings. The style is (very) Gothic. As with most of the churches in Venice,It's in a delightful square where we ate an amazing ice cream whilst watching the...More

Thank alison_skellern
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this church so much. Absolutely gorgeous interior, with artwork by Titian, Donatello, and others in the locations for which they'd been commissioned. Very quiet, no crowds. Well worth a visit!

Thank Kgirl00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a couple of visits to Europe, many Asians would decide not to visit churches any more. Most of cases, this is a better way to spend time during visits. Frari is a little of exceptions one can make. You can watch pictures rather clearly...More

Thank David J
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
1 August 2015|
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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.