Church of San Giorgio Maggiore

Church and Tower in Venice

Basilica Di San Giorgio Maggiore (Venice)
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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.

A lift whisks visitors up the 60m-high bell tower for stirring panoramas.

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Visiting Church of San Giorgio Maggiore




bell tower adult/reduced €6/4

Address: Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, Isola di S.Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Duration: 15 minutes

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