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Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Church
Ranked #26 in Venice things to do
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Calle del Scaleter, 3072, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
+39 041 272 8611
http://www.basilicadeifrari.it/
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Built in the middle of the 13th century, Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari was extended and continued so until the 16th Century. The church houses paintings by Titian, such as l'Assunta and ... Read more
La Madonna di Cà Pesaro. In the side chapel, you will find Bellini's Madonna in trono. It also contains the tombs of Titian, Canova, Monteverdi, and Francesco Foscari. In spite of it's many historical and artistic treasures, the church's large dimensions make it seem empty. Services are held daily. Call ahead for details or simply walk in.

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Padua, Italy

This church, a minor Basilica, is one of the most amous in Venice. It was built around 1300 after a century of works. It is in gothic style and contains really noticeable works of art. Inside it there are several tombs. Th heart of Antonio Canova is here and Tiziano Vecellio was buried inside the church.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

There are so many beautiful and incredibly impressive churches, basilicas and cathedrals in Italy it can make you head spin.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

The Chiesa Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is situated in Campo dei Frari. The term “frari” comes from “brothers” meaning monks. This is one of the oldest and most amazing churches of Venice and the building includes the church itself and the old convent,. At one stage the convent was home for around 1500 monks. Nowadays it is the site for the Archivio di Stato: an estimate say that in 280 rooms there are more than 700 million documents gathered in 15 million books This shows you the greatness of this beautiful building. Some parts have been designed by Palladio and Sansovino. The church was so big that at one stage it was called Magna Domus Venetiarum o Ca' Granda dei Frari. Inside the church you can admire works by Titian, Bellini, Longhena and many many more.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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The Frari's central point is Titian's "Assumption," which is a beautiful piece of artwork. While the exterior of the church is not much to look at, the interior is gorgeous, especially the choir stalls. It costs around 3 euros to tour the place, which goes towards maintenance of the basilica.

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New York City, New York State, USA

I absolutely adore Frari. The funerary monument to Antonio Canova lies within the great walls of this Basilica. Only the sculptor's heart is entombed there, however. Many famous and historic tombs can also be viewed. It's well worth the visit. The Basilica itself is enormous and stunning to behold.

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Los Angeles

If you only see one painting in Florence, make it Titian's "Assumption" at The Frari. It's a Venetian Renaissance masterpiece that shows Mary dancing up to the golden heavens, red robes swirling around her, welcomed by 22 smiling putti. There is also another beautiful Titian--Madonna di Ca Pesaro and a stunning Bellini Madonna Triptych.

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Calgary, Canada

This church contains some great works of art, most notably the Assumption of the Virgin by Titian, which is considered by some to be one of the most beautiful paintings in the world. Finding the church is not the easiest but well worth the effort to look at the Titian, Bellini and other paintings.

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Napa, California, USA

I freaking love this place. On the outside, it's a plain Gothic church. On the inside, however, are some impressive (and enormous) pieces of artwork. "Assumption of the Virgin" by Titian is here, and this is the place where I decided I really liked him. The piece is then replicated in the Monument to Titian here. Also, Canova's Tomb? Well worth seeing.

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Magliano Sabina, Italy

Una Basilica Museo che fa bene all'anima e al cuore, sono sincero. Tutta la bellezza che è racchiusa in queste mura non basterebbe un giorno per essere ammirata tutta. Potrete trovare infatti le opere di Tiziano, Giambattista Pittoni, Donatello, Giovanni Bellini ed oltre alle tele potrete ammirare le tombe di vari tra i più grandi artisti italiani, Canova ad esempio, Tiziano stesso.
Lasciatevi andare alla poesia del marmo e dei colori della luce, del paesaggio incontaminato del silenzio della chiesa e degli uomini che vi hanno lasciato qualcosa di se.

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