San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

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#7 of 188 in Historic Sites in Venice
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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You access San Giorgio Maggiore, a 16th-century Benedictine church, by boat. As you approach the island, notice how the structure's white marble facade contrasts with the blue of the lagoon. Enter to discover its equally bright interior. Admire several paintings by Venice-born Renaissance artist Tintoretto, as well as many other religious artworks. You can take the elevator up to the bell tower for a small fee to discover views of the Venetian Lagoon. Plan to see San Giorgio Maggiore and other attractions that appeal to you using our Venice trip planner.
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  • This is a nice looking church across the water from San Marco area. This is on an island pretty much by itself, so it can only be reached by boat. The views San Marco area from San Giorgio Island... 
    This is a nice looking church across the water from San Marco area. This is on an island pretty much by itself, so it can only be reached by boat. The views San Marco area from San Giorgio Island...  more »
  • Church is located in a small island named San Giorgio, who is opposite San Marco square. You can approach island by boat, it takes only four minutes from San Marco boat stop. The church is very... 
    Church is located in a small island named San Giorgio, who is opposite San Marco square. You can approach island by boat, it takes only four minutes from San Marco boat stop. The church is very...  more »
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  • Gorgeous place and the view on Venice is absolutely breathtaking! Definitely recommend to visit. There weren't many people during my visit so it's a nice refuge from the hectic centre of Venice.
  • The island and church of San Giorgio are a beautiful and quieter refuge from busy San Marco. It is an easy vaporetto ride from San Marco. Worth a walk around the island and church, which is one of the most beautiful in Venice, and there is a great view of San Marco and the doge’s palace from the island.

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