Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice

Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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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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Neighbourhood: 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 Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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Malgorzata
11,147 contributions
Jul. 2021
The largest church in Venice. It is located in the Campo dei Frari in the San Polo district. It contains many works of art, including two paintings by Titian, the graves of the Venetian Doges and Titian himself. It is the only church that has preserved a walled choir. Flash photography is not allowed. Sightseeing takes about an hour. Highly recommended.
Written 3 June 2022
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KimG
14 contributions
May 2022
Amazing Church! So much History. Don't miss this one! Lots of great activity, food at vendors behind the church. Very easy to walk to Rialto Bridge area also
Written 26 May 2022
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Emma R
Croydon, UK223 contributions
May 2022
We visited this church when wandering the streets of Venice. It is so lovely, with Titian paintings. A very good guide in English to wander around and take in the art. Best church we visited.
Written 22 May 2022
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Mel R
4 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Beautiful and historic basilica. The woodwork on the choir is some of the most intricate I have ever seen. Several late medieval and early Renaissance artworks, plus a working mechanism of a tower clock. You can also join the friars for morning prayer at 8am and mass at 8:30, making your visit a religious experience as well.
Written 12 May 2022
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Jean S
Ashby de la Zouch, UK558 contributions
Apr. 2022
This is one of the highlights of our visit. The church is massive and yet feels so calm inside. The art works are amazing as are the carvings and the altar pieces. Restoration work was going on while we were there but it is still a wonderful place to visit.
Written 22 April 2022
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Phil Larkin
34 contributions
Apr. 2022
A very simple quiet ( if large) church with beautiful stained glass windows and carvings + some very important paintings. Highly recommend.
Written 17 April 2022
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Fabien G
Khenifra, Morocco14 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Solo
I was visiting the so touristy Doge Palace , when my guid spoke about about this place .
Located in the genuine area of Venice ,the Dorsoduro, i found it .
From outside it s a monumental red brick building.
Inside there is different Mausoleums , with different art specificities , and 2 chapels and an huge monastery closed garden...stunning
Written 13 January 2022
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ksarman
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar6,620 contributions
Jan. 2022
I was visiting the so famous doge palace when i heard someone spoken about the Frari Church
15 mins walk after i was on Dorsoduro area, so genuine, so beautiful and i found this Church, from outside it s an monumental red brick building on pleasant square.
inside you ll discover some architectural exceptional mausoleums .
1 is under renovation, all the others are all different, it s like a trail through the italian art history.
entrance fees 3 euros, worth it .
Dont miss the view on the closed monastery garden
Written 11 January 2022
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C James
United Kingdom54 contributions
Dec. 2021
Stunning church - went specifically to see the Titian which is currently being restored - would have been nice to be aware of this before we paid to go in. Loved the Donatello tho. Other restoration work also being carried out on the tomb of Canova.
Written 16 December 2021
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Louis C
14 contributions
Oct. 2021
While the church is imposing, and there is ample artwork to satisfy most visitors, what makes this activity is the glorious Titian “Assumption” over the main altar—truly one of the most magnificent paintings I have seen, and easily one of his finest.
Written 4 November 2021
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