The city of Venice has a large density of churches, each with its unique characteristics, always been intertwined in the city life. Below we list some of these churches, highlighting some of the most representative features.
From oldest church, the last built under the Serenissima, the first Basilica in Venice.
Top five churches to visit
San Giacomo in Rialto
Church La Maddalena
San Pietro in Castello
Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Of particular importance were the votive temples built at the end of the terrible pestilences that scourged the city between 1575 and 1630
Our lady of Health
Most Holy Redeemer Basilica
The oldest church in Venice
It is located at the foot of the Rialto Bridge, according to tradition is considered the oldest church in Venice. It is San Giacomo di Rialto, founded simultaneously with the founding of Venice.
The last Church of the Serenissima
The church of the Madeleine, the last church built during the millennial life of the Serenissima Republic.
It was completely rebuilt in 1780 to a design by Thomas Temanza with a circular plan (unique in Venice). In 1888 the bell tower was demolished, because it was unsafe. Famous for the presence of Masonic symbols (esotericism in Venice)
The ancient cathedral of Venice
San Pietro di Castello, until 1807 the seat of the patriarchate of Venice.
With the fall of the Venetian Republic, when it fell the function of State Church of the Basilica of San Marco, at the behest of Napoleon Bonaparte, the seat of the patriarchate was transferred from St. Peter's to the present Basilica of San Marco. It is located in the Castello district, near the docks Arsenal.
Characteristic the bell tower clad entirely from Istrian stone overlooking the basilica fronted by one of the last grass courts of Venice
The church with shaped as a treasure chest
Santa Maria dei Miracoli is a treasure chest church, not only for the exterior that recalls the forms, but also for the art treasures contained within.
The façade is covered with precious marble, and its interior has a single nave with barrel vault.
Is one of the first buildings built in the Renaissance style in Venice.
In 1997 she was the subject of a restoration.