Church of St Zaccaria

Chiesa San ZaccariaThe design of the Church was first conceived by Gambello to be united harmoniously with St Mark’s basilica.  It was built in the 15th century in Gothic style but was then finished by Mauro Codussi (1483 – 90) who added a typically Renaissance facade in white stone.

The interior has three naves in columns.  It combines Gothic and Renaissance elements with great sobriety.
This church is the home of some famous paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries including that of the Enthroned Madonna and Saints on the main altar piece by Giovanni Bellini (1505).
In the apse of the St Tarasio chapel can be found important frescoes by Andrea del Castagno and Francesco da Faenza (1442); there are also three Gothic polyptychs by Antonio Vivarini e Giovanni d'Alemagna (1443).
 

Useful information:

Visiting times: Monday to Saturday: 10.00-12.00 e 4.00-6.00. Sunday 4.00-6.00.
Address: Campo S. Zaccaria, 4693 Castello
30122 Venezia
Telephone: +39 041 5221257
Boat line Actv: boat stop S. Zaccaria
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