Church of San Giorgio Maggiore

Venezia, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore

  • Location: Venezia, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore
  • Address: isola di San Giorgio Maggiore
  • E-Mail:
  • Phone#: 041 5227827
  • Opening: da May to September: 9:30am-6:30pm
    domenica 8:30am-11am, 2:30pm-6:30pm

    From october to april: 9.30am-closed at the sunset
    Sunday 8:30am-11am, 14:30am-closed at the sunset
  • Transportation: Line 2 (stop S. Giorgio)
Andrea Palladio’s masterpiece, it is one of the largest churches of Venice and background to the view of Saint Mark’s Square. Started in 1566, it features the ecclesiastical arrangement wished for by the council of Trent, with the monks choir behind the altar, but placed by Palladio into a harmonious structure unified by its intense brightness. The facade, made after the death of the architect, features a classical structure with elements taken from classical temples. From the bell tower, the view is one of the best of Venice.