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Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

Campo della Salute, 1, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Designed by Baldassare Longhena in 1631-83, the church's façade is embellished with 125 statues, which form a sharp contrast to the somber interior.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 12:00, 15:00 - 17:30
Campo della Salute, 1, 30123 Venice, Italy
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small church, octogonal in shape, which is very original. It has 6 chapels, 1 austel and an entryway. Very well lit (thanks to a dome) and decorated inside.

Thank Isa-Francis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it is nice, I would not rate it as a must see. If you have limited time in Venice, I would not put it as a priority, but the neighborhood is very nice

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful cathedral is just on the tip of the island of Venice, and was built as a memorial to victims of the plague and as a thanks for sparing the remaining population. It has a very somber feel, and is very beautifully designed. A...More

1  Thank Bobby S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is amazing, but the views from the church towards Venice are even better. Walking to it was an experience as well.

Thank Glenda M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located almost directly across the Grand Canal from Piazza San Marco this edifice sits almost at the end of a land mass. Outside of the church are numerous steps where people sit, rest, and converse or just enjoy the view of Venice. Across the piazza...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 16 May 2017

There is not so much interest in visiting this church which is a big circular dome where you can't go in the middle. but the walk through the small street around is very interesting

Thank LaupomHK
Reviewed 15 May 2017

prepare for a longish walk from Rialto Bridge unless you buy a water bus pass! You must go - this building is impressive with some fantastic artwork and will give the photo hungry traveller LOTS of stunning pictures - peaceful despite the travellers!

Thank southbank10
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The church is right on the entry into the grand canal (salute stop) if travelling on the water bus. Octagonal and the unmistakable dome can't be missed. Full of paintings and murals by Titian, this church should not be missed. Detoured here after lond queues...More

Thank babajamal
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Santa Maria della Salute is probably the most picturesque church in Venice. It has perfect position between Grand Canal and Canal della Giudecca. White architecture with central ground plan is climbing up to the cupola. Building stands on a huge pedestal and is accessible only...More

Thank Miha P
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute is home to a number of Titian's paintings, most of them in the sacristy. While the church is free, the sacristy entrance fee is €4 and it opens at 10.

Thank Ron S
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with
street artists, students, painters, sculptors,
restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and
heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's
collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for
evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries
cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica
buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob
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Donald M
can the Chorus Pass be used for this church?
22 March 2017|
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Response from Vince F | Reviewed this property |
It is free entry. The treasury costs a few euros. Don't know about Chorus.
Is there a dress code to get into the church? E.g. No short skirts or shoulders exposed?
29 August 2016|
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Response from Lori L | Reviewed this property |
I was not aware of a dress code however I did notice that some people did cover their heads and shoulders were covered
Notika S
Till what time the church is opened? We have very busy programme and want to see the church in the evening. Thanks in advance.
5 May 2015|
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Response from Minneke S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately the church closes quite early at 17.30. I have often wanted to show the sacristy to visiting friends and stood before a closed door. The church is also closed at lunch time and reopens at 15.30. In the morning... More