"Santa Maria della Salute" Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute Tip by MM212
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Venice: 73 reviews and 132 photos
One of the most prominent buildings in Venice's skyline, la Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute lies at the southern end of the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere. It is a prime example of 17th century Venetian-Baroque architecture, designed by Baldassare Longhena, who is known for designing numerous Baroque palaces in Venice, including Ca' Pesaro. The octagonal-shaped basilica was completed in 1687 as a monument to commemorate the city's triumph over the plague (hence the name: salute = health). Its interior contains works of art older than the church itself, by Tintoretto and Tiziano (Titian).
Address: Grand Canal - DORSODURO
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