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Religious Splendor in Venice: Explore Chiesa di San Polo with the Venice City Pass

Large room with Venetian paintings and ceiling fresco in the church Chiesa di San Polo in Venice Visit the Chiesa di San Polo in Venice with your Venice City Pass

Founded in 837 by the duke, the Chiesa di San Polo is located on the second largest plaza of Venice, Campo San Polo. However, not much of the original church structure can be seen today. The façade’s combination of Byzantine, Gothic, and Neoclassical architecture creates an exciting scene to see for all art fans. Additionally, picture cycles of the stations of the cross of Gian Domenico Tiepolo can also be viewed inside the church, as well as works by Tintoretto, Vittoria, and Veronese.

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Chiesa di San Polo

A masterpiece of Venetian history and art

The Chiesa di San Polo, also known as the Church of San Paolo Apostolo, is a historic church in Venice. This church is located in the San Polo district and is a significant religious and cultural landmark in the city of canals.

The history of Chiesa di San Polo dates back to the 9th century when an initial church was constructed on this site. However, the current building was built in the 15th century in the Gothic style and later restored and expanded in the 17th century. The facade of the church is impressive, adorned with Gothic decorations and a large rose window.

Inside the church, visitors can admire an impressive collection of artworks. The outstanding altarpiece, painted by Jacopo Tintoretto, depicts the glorification of Saint Paul and is a masterpiece of Venetian Renaissance art. Furthermore, the church houses numerous other paintings and sculptures that reflect the history and faith of Venice.

The Chiesa di San Polo is not only a place of religious worship but also an integral part of Venice's cultural identity. Its central location in the city makes it easily accessible to visitors, providing insight into the rich history and art of this fascinating city. The church is also known for its acoustics and often serves as a venue for musical performances and concerts.

In summary, the Chiesa di San Polo is an important church in Venice that has much to offer not only to believers but also to art enthusiasts and history buffs. Its Gothic design, artistic treasures, and role in Venetian culture make it a significant place in the city.      


Highlights of your visit

  • The Altarpiece by Jacopo Tintoretto: Admire the impressive altarpiece depicting the glorification of Saint Paul and savor the Venetian Renaissance art.
  • Gothic Architecture: Explore the impressive Gothic facade and the interior of the church, which impresses with its decorations and rose window.
  • The Rich Art Collection: Discover the diverse collection of paintings and sculptures reflecting the history and faith of Venice.


Öffnungszeiten Chiesa di San Polo

Monday to Saturday: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The doors of Chiesa di San Polo are open daily from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM, with the last admission at 4:20 PM. 

The church is closed every Sunday, as well as on January 1st, Easter, August 15th, and December 25th.


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Terms of use Chiesa di San Polo

  • In Chiesa di San Polo, modest attire is expected, which means covered shoulders and knees. Sleeveless tops, shorts, miniskirts, and hats are not allowed.



Getting there

Vaporetto stops:

S. Silvestro: Line 1

S. Toma: Lines 1, 2


Adresse Chiesa di San Polo

Campo San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy

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