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

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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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  • One of our favourite basilicas in Venice: the exterior is monumental in scale yet on the interior it is serene, elegant and beautifully proportioned. It is the resting place for 25 Doges... 
    One of our favourite basilicas in Venice: the exterior is monumental in scale yet on the interior it is serene, elegant and beautifully proportioned. It is the resting place for 25 Doges...  more »
  • This monumental basiliaca is absolutely worth a visit, it is literally a gem! The huge brick building is built in the Italian Gothic style and from the 15th century it became the burial place of the.....  more
    This monumental basiliaca is absolutely worth a visit, it is literally a gem! The huge brick building is built in the Italian Gothic style and from the 15th century it became the burial place of the.....  more »
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  • If you love visiting churches, this one is a must while in Venice. The beautiful vaulted ceilings, high pillars, and gorgeous stained-glass windows are just a few of the things special about this church. A relic of St. Catherine of Siena can be seen here. You quickly can tell this is a Dominican church.
  • Worth it to admire the outside alone. Small cost to enter the vast gothic church. From a tourist view it's maybe not spectacular. But definatly worth considering

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