Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

Price guide: Budget

Campo dei Frari, San Polo, Venice

Price guide: Budget

Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
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expert-rated things to do in Venice
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Value for money:
4.9
4.9
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Design and architecture, Education, Escaping the crowds, History

Expert review of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

A vast church with a breathtaking collection of masterpieces.

Better known simply as the 'Frari', this immense basilica – started in the 14th century by the Franciscan order –  is a church with an art collection worthy of a great gallery. The vast 14th-century building contains Titian’s glorious 'Assumption' and his 'Madonna di Ca’ Pesaro', plus a moving 'Madonna and Child with Saints' by Giovanni Bellini. 

Price advice: 

3 euros or with a Chorus Pass. See my Venice insider tips page for details on the Chorus Pass.

Expert tips: 
Buy a Chorus Pass to reduce admission charges to the 16 participating churches.

More information on Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Historic site, Landmark / monument, Religious site
Address:
Campo dei Frari, San Polo, Venice
Telephone:
041 5222637
Website:
http://www.chorusvenezia.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21&Itemid=17
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
9am-6pm Mon-Sat. 1-6pm Sun.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor
Free tags / Keywords:
Titian, Art, History

Have you been to Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari? Would you recommended it?