San Giorgio Maggiore (San Zorzi Mazor in Venetian) is a 16th-century Benedictine church on the island of the same name in Venice, northern Italy, designed by Andrea Palladio, and built between 1566 and 1610. The church is a basilica in the classical Renaissance style and its brilliant white marble gleams above the blue water of the lagoon opposite the Piazzetta di San Marco and forms the focal point of the view from every part of the Riva degli Schiavoni.
The first church on the island was built about 790, and in 982 the island was given to the Benedictine order by the Doge Tribuno Memmo. The Benedictines founded a monastery there, but in 1223 all the buildings on the island were destroyed by an earthquake.
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Francesca Onori | Mar 9, 2018
Amazing place! Unbelievable experience! Best point view of Venice! The bell tower view is unexpected astonished the best money spent for a ticket. Strictly recommend on sunset time!
Aurora Hood | Mar 10, 2018
The bell tower is a must if you're travelling to Venice. The tickets are cheap (they have student discounts, too!) and there were no lines when I went. A really nice elevator takes you up the tower, too, which means you get to skip hundreds of old wooden stairs. For visitors walking the city all day, this comes as a welcome relief.
Julien Ricard | Apr 27, 2018
You know why I loved this church ? Because it's a beautiful one, you can even go at the top of the "campanile" to have a great view of San Marco.
M R Noneya | May 5, 2018
I had a view of this gorgeous church every day from our room across the canal. Amazing.
Angus Hinton | Mar 30, 2018
Interesting church - with some displays showing various movements active at the moment - be sure to check out the art gallery at the back of the church as well as going up to the top of the tower for a great view of the city as well
SACHIT VARMA | Jun 2, 2018
Beautiful church on a small beautiful island. This place looks gorgeous from the St. Mark's square and is a prominent eye catcher. The bell tower at this church gives a great view of Venice. Totally worth the ticket price. Will reccommend anyone visiting Venice to come here and experience the pretty church and the panoramic views from the top of the bell tower.
WILLIAM FERNANDES | Jun 3, 2018
Beautiful church in a small island. The entrance is free if you visit only the ground floor. To visit the tower bell you need to pay a ticket, from there you have an amazing view of the Venice city. To go there you need or to use a water taxi or the ferry. Pay attention about what boat you need to take to cross the ocean, to avoid do like me that took wrong one. Hahaha.
Gene Lepley | May 15, 2018
This is a fine church and worth the ride if you already have a Vaporetto ticket. The elevator to the belfry is six euros, but the views of the surrounding Venetian islands it provides makes it worth the outlay. The church itself is pretty but quite spare and modern-feeling compared to St. Mark's (but then again, what wouldn't seen that way compared to St. Mark's?)
Steve Furney-Howe | May 21, 2018
Well worth the short ferry ride. Great getaway from the crowds of Piazza San Marco. Great 360 degree views from the campanile.
Peter Carson | Jun 15, 2018
Wonderful visit. Beautiful church, great art. Worth the effort to get there.
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