Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Venice

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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Let's witness the history of Venice with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Doge's Palace

    #1 of 48 Historical Places in Venice
    Doge's Palace

    Tags: Palace, Architecture

    Address: San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice, Italy

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Palace, like its accompanying basilica, was built large to showcase Venice’s indomitable power. The city was ruled from this seat for over a hundred years, and despite its obvious wealth, th...Read more

  2. Church Of San Giorgio Maggiore

    #2 of 48 Historical Places in Venice
    Church Of San Giorgio Maggiore

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Heritage Building

    Address: Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30124 Venice, Italy

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm Details

    This 16th-century Benedictine basilica sits on the island that shares its name. It’s beautiful: classical renaissance, white marble, with a proud bell tower, right in the middle of a blue lagoon...Read more

  3. Cannaregio

    #3 of 48 Historical Places in Venice
    Cannaregio

    Tags: Historical Site

    Address: Cannaregio, Venice

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Almost no famous European town is complete without it’s own dark history of Jew bullying. Well, this particular district is Venice’s claim to that fame. Until Napoleon Bonaparte conquered ...Read more

  4. Scuola Grande Di San Rocco

    #4 of 48 Historical Places in Venice
    Scuola Grande Di San Rocco

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Campo San Rocco, 3052, 30125 San Polo, Venezia VE, Italy

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    So there’s two deals happening here: one is a dedication to the evergreen Tintoretto, and the other is a church. Tintoretto was actually commissioned to paint for the church, and most of the wor...Read more

  5. Basilica Of St. Mary Of Health

    #5 of 48 Historical Places in Venice
    Basilica Of St. Mary Of Health

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Address: Fondamenta Salute, 30123 Venezia, Italy

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    They decided to build this Baroque church when the prayers against’ the plague were apparently heard and delivered. It took nearly half a century to build, but at the end of it, they had one of ...Read more

  6. Ca' Rezzonico

    #6 of 48 Historical Places in Venice
    Ca' Rezzonico

    Tags: Museum, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Dorsoduro, 3136, 30123 Venezia, Italy

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    As often happens when attempting to construct palaces in Europe, the builders died (1649) before completing the project. It’s subsequent owner left the building only his name. After being used a...Read more

  7. Castello Area

    #7 of 48 Historical Places in Venice
    Castello Area

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Garden, Park

    Address: Calle Figher, 4365, 30122 Venice, Italy

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Castello district of Venice is one of the oldest parts of the city of Venice. The place is famous for the Church of San Pietro di Castello and the Arsenale, the ship-building yards of the Venetian...Read more

  8. Galleria Dell' Accademia

    #8 of 48 Historical Places in Venice
    Galleria Dell' Accademia

    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum, Landmark, Historical Site

    Address: Campo della Carita, 1050, 30123 Venice, Italy

    Timings: 08:15 am - 07:15 pm Details

    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 Gran...Read more

  9. Torcello Island

    #9 of 48 Historical Places in Venice
    Torcello Island

    Tags: Outdoors, Island, Entertainment, Cathedral

    Address: Torcello, Venice, Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 ...Read more

  10. Scala Contarini Del Bovolo

    #10 of 48 Historical Places in Venice
    Scala Contarini Del Bovolo

    Tags: Palace, Architecture

    Address: San Marco, 4299, 30124 Venezia, Italy

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 gal...Read more

  11. Ca' Pesaro

    #11 of 48 Historical Places in Venice
    Ca' Pesaro

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Historical Site, Palace

    Address: Santa Croce, 2076, 30135 Venezia, Italy

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  12. Ca' D' Oro

    #12 of 48 Historical Places in Venice
    Ca' D' Oro

    Tags: Art And Culture, Palace, Architecture

    Address: Cannaregio, 3932, 30121 Venezia, Italy

    Timings: 08:15 am - 06:45 pm Details

    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 Go...Read more

  13. Campo Santa Margherita

    #13 of 48 Historical Places in Venice
    Campo Santa Margherita

    Tags: Bar, Church, Historical Site, Cafe

    Address: Campo Santa Margherita, Venice

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 ch...Read more

  14. Madonna Dell'orto

    #14 of 48 Historical Places in Venice
    Madonna Dell'orto

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Temple, Statue

    Address: Cannareggio, 3512, 30121 Venezia, Italy

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 Tinto...Read more

  15. San Lazzaro Degli Armeni

    #15 of 48 Historical Places in Venice
    San Lazzaro Degli Armeni

    Tags: Religious Site, Library, Garden, Historical Site

    Address: Isola di San Lazzaro degli Armeni, 30126 Venice, Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 cultur...Read more

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