Top Attractions in Venice

Top Attractions in Venice

Top Attractions in Venice

Venice has a myriad of attractions to visit and adventures to embark upon. Venice in the lagoon itself is a world heritage site and the Grand Canal, Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge are among the many wonderful places you can visit here. Renowned as one of the most romantic cities in the world, you can come here with your loved one and have the best time of your life. On entering you will witness many different cultures fused into one to give you a truly unique and one of a kind experience. The weather is usually perfect for walking around the city and exploring attractions. The best part is, you can enjoy it all even if you’re on a budget! After all, what was that old saying, you don’t need money to have fun? So pack your bags, and plan your next best vacation to Venice!

The Grand Canal:

Known as the longest water corridor in Venice, the Grand Canal spans across the entire city and many tourists flock here every year to take a cruise to explore what the city has to offer. Among the several bridges across the canal, the oldest one is the Rialto Bridge which is a marvelous attraction to visit in Venice. The banks of the river are adorned with shops, houses and breathtaking monuments like the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute.

Piazza San Marco:

Also called the St. Mark’s Square, Piazza San Marco is the public square of Venice which serves as a center for social and political events. Fondly known as Piazza, this square is dominated by St. Mark's Basilica and is a quiet and dainty place to watch the passersby and soak in the atmosphere. Napoleon allegedly described it as the drawing room of Europe, reiterating the nonchalant vibes of the square.

Rialto Bridge:

One of the historic bridges in Venice, the Rialto Bridge stands on the Grand Canal and is also the most ancient one among the 4 bridges traversing the Grand Canal. Officially opened in 1591, the initial floating bridge was substituted by a wooden bridge and later with a stone one. You can also visit the Rialto Market which developed steadily around the bridge and today, stands as a major thriving marketplace.

Doge’s Palace:

Established in 1340, Doge’s Palace is a beautiful palace that belonged to the Doge, this it the chief magistrate of the former Republic of Venice. Today, it has been converted into a museum and is one of the most famous attractions of northern Italy. Tagged as one of the most stunning and easily recognizable buildings of Europe, it is visited for its Byzantine style, artworks, interesting history and iconic beauty. The architectural style is Venetian Gothic Architecture which you should definitely look out for.

Teatro la Fenice:

When in Venice, don't miss out on the La Fenice Theater, a beautiful Opera House as it is one of the most famous landmarks in Italy and undoubtedly worth a visit. Opened in 1792, this theatre was burned to the ground and was beautifully reinstated to its erstwhile glory. With a capacity of 1,000 seats, it is also renowned for its architecture and brilliant works of Bellini and Rossini. If you are a music lover, do not miss out on this place while in Venice.

Saint Mark’s Basilica:

One of the most visited and notable churches in Venice, Saint Mark's Basilica is situated at the eastern end of the renowned Saint Mark's Square. Opened in 1974, it is adorned with Italia-Byzantine as well as Gothic architecture. Visit this sacred destination in the alluring city of Venice and do not miss out on the awe-inspiring interiors and exteriors. The admission to the basilica is free, however, if you wish to visit the museum or treasury, there is an entry fee of €5 and €2 respectively.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection:

Founded in 1951, this modern art museum is erected in Peggy Guggenheim's house with the intention of showcasing the works of Peggy Guggenheim, former wife of Max Ernst, a renowned German artist. The pieces here tackle several modern concepts like surrealism and cubism. Situated on the Grand Canal, it is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Venice.

Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari:

Opened in 1338, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is one of the best churches in Venice that has acquired the status of a minor basilica. Housed in the district of San Polo, you can spend some time nurturing the spiritual vibes you get here. This spectacular church is built entirely of brick in Italian Gothic style and is an abode to several magnificent works of art like Bellini, Donatello and Pittoni.

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