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Explore Chiesa di San Stae: A Baroque Masterpiece in Venice

Inside view and altar of the church Chiesa di San Stae in Venice Venetian painting inside the church Chiesa di San Stae in Venice

The Chiesa di San Stae is a 17th century church on the Canal Grande. During a comprehensive reconstruction of the church, a façade with beautifully unique statues was built to face the direction of the Canal Grande, which is still admired by visitors today. The interior of the church is also home to the grave of Duke Alvise Mocenigo II. (whose big donation of money allowed the façade of the church to be renovated), as well as works by almost all the most important Venetian artists of the 18th century.

Admission into the Chiesa di San Stae is free with the Venice City Pass and you save € 3. 

Chiesa di San Stae: Architectural jewel in Venice

The Chiesa di San Stae, also known as the Church of San Stae, is an architectural gem in Venice, Italy. With its baroque splendor and picturesque location on the Grand Canal, it is a fascinating destination for art and architecture enthusiasts.

This church was built in the 17th century in the Venetian Baroque style and impresses with its elegantly designed facade, adorned with baroque elements such as columns and intricate decorations. The Chiesa di San Stae is located in the Santa Croce district and offers a breathtaking view from the Grand Canal.

Inside the church, you will find an impressive collection of artworks, including paintings and sculptures by renowned Venetian artists. Works by Gian Antonio Guardi, Tintoretto, and others adorn the walls and altars of the church, giving it a spiritual and artistic aura.

Throughout its long history, the Chiesa di San Stae has undergone various renovations and alterations and has always been a significant religious site in Venice. Today, it is occasionally used for concerts and cultural events, providing visitors with the opportunity to experience Venice's rich artistic and musical traditions.


Highlights Chiesa di San Stae

  • Located on the Grand Canal
  • Elaborate and extraordinary facade
  • Works by nearly all Venetian artists from the 19th century


Opening Hours

From Monday to Saturday, the church opens at 1:45 PM and closes at 4:30 PM.

The last entry is at 4:15 PM.

On Sundays, December 25th, January 1st, August 15th, and Easter, the church is closed.


Reservation of your ticket

No reservation is necessary.

Simply show your City Pass at the ticket counter and you will receive free admission.


Special conditions of use Chiesa di San Stae

  • In Chiesa di San Stae, modest attire is expected, including covered shoulders and knees. Sleeveless tops, shorts, mini-skirts, and hats are not allowed.



Getting there

Chiesa di San Stae is located on the Grand Canal, making it conveniently close to the Museo di Storia Naturale (Museum of Natural History) and Ca' Pesaro, an art museum. A bit further away, you can find the Mocenigo Palace.

The nearest Vaporetto (water bus) stop is "San Stae," served by Line 1, making it easy to access these cultural attractions.



Salizada San Stae, 1982 30135 Venice Italy

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