Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), Venice

#14 of 188 in Historic Sites in Venice
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
The main church of the Dominican order in Venice, Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo) boasts an expansive brick façade and a spacious interior. Among the church's many funerary monuments and paintings rest the remains of 25 of Venice’s doges. Gaze at the ornately decorated and painted ceiling of the Chapel of the Rosary, and seek out the Byzantine statue of Madonna della Pace. Don’t miss the main relic of the church, the foot of St. Catherine of Siena. Make Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo) a part of your Venice vacation plans using our Venice road trip planning website.
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  • Just another church in Venezia. Nothing special. You can enter, take a look and leave. Free entrance  more »
  • Absolutely stunning. If I had to choose one church to visit in Venice, that would be it. Lots and lots of interesting details to see. Absolutely do not miss this burial place of the Doges. You can...  more »
  • This is quite simply, Incredible! The building is huge and beautiful. Sadly photography is not permitted inside so I cannot share any here... There is a queue to go inside but it moves along with good pace, there is a small charge to go through the top part of the Basilica out onto the roof terrace and through the museum section. Please be aware this has very steep old stone stairs NOT suitable for small children or pushchairs etc.
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