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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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  • The basilica is designed in the Italian Gothic style and built in the 1430s. This is the main Dominican church in Venice and is dedicated to John and Paul, not biblical apostles with the same name... 
    The basilica is designed in the Italian Gothic style and built in the 1430s. This is the main Dominican church in Venice and is dedicated to John and Paul, not biblical apostles with the same name...  more »
  • One of my favourite churches in Venice, sadly not many visitors make the effort to come to see it. Excellent paintings and sculpture with an incredible sense of the serene, peaceful and definitely... 
    One of my favourite churches in Venice, sadly not many visitors make the effort to come to see it. Excellent paintings and sculpture with an incredible sense of the serene, peaceful and definitely...  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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