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Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto

Campo San Giacomo di Rialto San Polo 1 | San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 275 0462
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Campo San Giacomo di Rialto San Polo 1 | San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

San Giacomo Is a small church located right behind the Rialto daily flea market in an open square. Inside was closed when we were there on a Monday.

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outside you see the beautiful huge clock. It’s just off the Rialto bridge and is easy to find. It’s in a small square with a fountain. It claims to be the oldest church in Venice. Inside you can see lots of old musical instruments on...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

San Giacomo di Rialto is one of the most interesting church in Venice. The large clock send you the message that you have to enter and after that you find a surprise. A lot of violins are surrounded by their music...

1  Thank ionimbrescu
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Some consider part of it to be the oldest church in Venice. It is easy to miss as one heads to the Rialto Market, so take a few moments to step inside. Beautiful main altar and interesting façade with a large clock. The church is...More

Thank adalbert3
Reviewed 12 September 2017

It appears to be a museum with a few interesting and old musical instruments, but set in a church! The church itself faces a small square and fountain, which is just off the Rialto Bridge. It's worth 10 - 15 minutes to look around with...More

Thank mikesierra
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Very close to the Rialto is this lovely old church in a really nice square. The church has an unusual clock with one hand , great for photos. There is a nice fountain in the square.

Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Chiesa San Giacomo di Rialto is a very old church right in the middle of the old Venetian business district. This would explain the proliferation of the markets in the surrounding area. The "age" of the church is somewhat in dispute, with one claim (on...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Can tell there was history here and also can feel it. Therefore, I would say come here and feel it yourself and explore this area.

Thank Muro K
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Traditionally said to be the oldest church in Venice - an inscription on the left-hand pillar in the chancel says 421. Legend goes even further and claims that the church was consecrated at noon on the 21st March 421, this being the date that the...More

Thank LairdandLady4
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Once I saw the sign in this majestic old Church, I had to scramble in. Lovely old collection of instruments in a small church with plenty of character and its own art. It was nice to get away from the crowds and take in both...More

Thank DaveEB310
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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