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Church of San Giorgio Maggiore


San Giorgio Maggiore is a 16th century Benedictine church on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore opposite Saint Mark's Square. The church was designed by Andrea Palladio and built between 1566 and 1610. It is possible to go up the bell tower which gives you a wonderful view of the city and the lagoon. Entry to the church is free. Entry to the bell tower is 6 Euros (4 Euros for residents).


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Telephone: (+39) 0415227827

Opening Hours

Holy Mass on Sundays and public holidays at 11 am and on weekdays at 8 am.

Open for visiting every day from 9.30 am - 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm - 6.30 pm.


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photo Tip by Ale Tower on Saturday the 6 of October, 2018 at 9:53 am
Stupendously beautiful small island just off San Marco (one stop on the Vaporetto), it hosts an old abbey with regular exhibitions focusing on the art of glass. Amazing views over Venice too.

photo Tip by Elite Club Vacanze on Monday the 4 of June, 2012 at 4:46 pm
On the islet of San Giorgio you should visit the teatro Verde della Fondazione Giorgio Cini, a classic amphitheater that only recently was opened to the public.

photo Tip by Filmsquare on Saturday the 25 of May, 2013 at 12:03 pm
After a boat chase around Venice, James Bond's would-be assassins turn tail and flee towards San Giorgio Maggiore in Moonraker (1979).

photo Tip by Svetlana Svetova on Monday the 17 of August, 2015 at 10:05 am
Take a guided tour over the abbazia and it's library. Super interesting! Every hour on the weekends.

photo Tip by Charles Ferrer on Saturday the 24 of May, 2014 at 10:13 pm
To get the best views of Venice go up to the bell tower!

photo Tip by Sharon on Monday the 15 of April, 2013 at 2:38 pm
Beautiful view from the bell tower!

photo Tip by Jackson Tsai on Friday the 12 of September, 2014 at 9:59 am
Beautiful view from the island across

photo Tip by Pedro Santos on Thursday the 15 of September, 2011 at 1:02 am
Climb to the tower and get the nicest view over San Marco

photo Tip by Nicola on Friday the 30 of May, 2014 at 12:07 pm
From the steeple of church you can have the best view on Venice.

photo Tip by Levent Ahmet on Wednesday the 4 of March, 2015 at 1:29 am
The view on the island is beautifull

photo Tip by Nicola on Friday the 20 of September, 2013 at 1:41 pm
It's like being in Shutter Island !

photo Tip by Matilde Sant'Ambrogio on Sunday the 23 of October, 2011 at 1:10 pm
N.B. Sunday: 14.30-18

photo Tip by Matilde Sant'Ambrogio on Sunday the 23 of October, 2011 at 1:13 pm
N.B. Sunday 14.30-18

photo Tip by Warren on Monday the 22 of June, 2015 at 11:32 am
Magnifique œuvre architecturale incontournable de Venise construite par Palladio. Translate

photo Tip by Екатерина М on Wednesday the 7 of May, 2014 at 12:16 pm
Подъем на лифте 6€, вид с колокольни бесценно! Translate

photo Tip by Marina N. on Wednesday the 8 of October, 2014 at 9:35 pm
La vista desde el campanario es alucinante!!! Translate

photo Tip by on Tuesday the 6 of April, 2010 at 5:37 pm
Al Palladio, si devono l'attuale chiesa e il grandioso refettorio, una delle meraviglie dell'architettura cinquecentesca. Translate

photo Tip by 📱 ♫ ® ✈ 🚙 Daиiele on Sunday the 5 of July, 2020 at 4:37 pm
Sto cercando in casa una corrente d’aria. La mia movida Translate



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