Venice is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Venice one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Venice is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Venice or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Venice. Explore the historical monuments of Venice with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Venice guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Venice page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Venice landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Venice.
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San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice, Italy
08:30 am - 06:00 pm
Venice is an artistic city (that goes without saying) and so are its attractions. Among all Doge's palace is undoubtedly a loved one. The place is replete with culture, history and architecture, which is quite evident in its building. Roam around and get acquainted with century old stories of Venetian rise. Watch out for the mesmerising collections...
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12:01 am - 12:00 am
It is one of the most lovely neighbourhoods in the city and replete with amazing food joints, restaurants and what not! A detour in this area is pretty much about exploring the city and its essence. Backpack through its alleys, talk to the strangers, delve into its extravagant food scene and just relax. There are numerous small shops around the are...
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Campo San Rocco, 3052, 30125 San Polo, Venezia VE, Italy
09:30 am - 05:30 pm
There are basically two things to see here. One is the a place dedicated to renowned Tintoretto and other is the Church. Start with the first one and indulge in the world of Tintoretto and his art which has garnered great reputation in his era. You will get to see his paintings and other artworks. Once done, you can go for latter which is considere...
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Dorsoduro, 3136, 30123 Venezia, Italy
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The building is an unique mis mash of old and different architecture style that belongs to different era. You will want to spend plenty of time looking at it and just simply watching. There are plenty to see as well from 18th century venetian art to its unique fresco 'The Allegory of Merit'. A visit to the Throne Room is must where you can go and a...
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Torcello, Venice, Italy
Oh man. Torcello’s story is tragic. The island boomed in the centuries after Attila the Hun devastated the Roman Empire. The urban refugees of those wars made their home here, and thanks to the salt marshlands, quickly formed terrifically powerful city – more so than Venice! The Byzantine Empire symbolically adopted the island, but it w...
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Cannaregio, 3932, 30121 Venezia, Italy
08:15 am - 06:45 pm
Marino Contarini wanted to build Venice’s most beautiful palace in 1420, so he commissioned Giovanni Bon and his son Bartolomeo to make his House of Gold. And so was born a building of floral Gothic, Byzantine and even Moorish influence. It’s one of the most photograph buildings on the Grand Canal. The name isn’t casual – th...
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Campo Santa Margherita, Venice
This square may be Dorsoduro’s most popular meeting point. On all sides you’ll find palaces and houses from the 14th and 15th centuries. Set among them and into them are a collection of charming shops, bars, restaurants, and a fish market. It’s where the locals come to shop, to lunch out, to stroll. Most of the outlets stay open t...
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Cannareggio, 3512, 30121 Venezia, Italy
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
This 14th century brick Gothic church is awesome for two secrets – it’s as beautiful as anything you’ve ever seen, and that this was the parish church of famed Venetian painter Tintoretto. And yes, he’s buried here, along with his wife and his two children. Two of his paintings, the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple a...
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Isola di San Lazzaro degli Armeni, 30126 Venice, Italy
An island on the Venetian lagoon that hosts an Armenian Catholic monastery, headquarters of the Mechitarist order. The monastery is one of the world’s most resourceful centres of Armenian culture. Originally, there was a leper colony here (the name derives from St. Lazarus, patron saint of lepers). In the 18th century, Armenian monks restored...
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Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30124 Venice, Italy
08:30 am - 06:30 pm
The beautiful church sits atop an island of the same name and is a must come in Venice. The building of this Benedictine basilica is just so beautiful that you can spend hours admiring its marble exteriors. Then take a picture and rush to get to the highest point of the bell tower and enjoy the panoramic views from there. Once done, have a relaxing...
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Fondamenta Salute, 30123 Venezia, Italy
09:00 am - 05:30 pm
The Baroque church was established for praying against plague and is considered to be one of the most beautiful and largest churches of the city. Many people who flock here will attest that its magnificence is unparalleled. Specially in nights when the whole premises lights up in a glorious hue. Everything, from its architecture, surrounding to qua...
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Calle Figher, 4365, 30122 Venice, Italy
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Being one of the oldest parts of the city, a visit to Castello Area is something you must definitely include in your Venice tours. Come here to see the most popular attractions like Church of San Pietro di Castello and the Arsenale. After that, you can go for a relaxing time in the Public Gardens in Castello. Enthusiastic travellers and explorers o...
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Campo della Carita, 1050, 30123 Venice, Italy
08:15 am - 07:15 pm
The museum, which houses pre-19th century paintings, was also one of the first institutions in the world to study art restoration. The building itself dates back to 1343, and is the oldest Scuola Grandi (Great Schools) of Venice. The collection here is predominantly Venetian, and the arrangement is very general. That said, practically all of the Ve...
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San Marco, 4299, 30124 Venezia, Italy
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
A.k.a Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, this small but exceedingly beautiful palace is famous for two things – the external spiral staircase, and the innumerable elegant arches that decorate the galleries and the arches. The staircase itself climbs up to an arcade with a brilliant panoramic view of roofs, steeples, and the domes of San Marco. The...
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Santa Croce, 2076, 30135 Venezia, Italy
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
This 17th century Baroque marble palace houses one Venice’s 11 civic museums. The architecture by Longhena is sufficiently impressive, with a balanced and powerful Sansovinian influence. Pretty frescoe decorate the ceilings. Once, the building held a magnificent collection of the Pesaro family acquisitions – this has since been auctione...