The Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore was designed by Andrea Palladio and built in the 16th century following the end of the plague which decreased the Venetian population by more than one quarter (thus being a Votiv church). It is a member of the Chorus Association of Venetian churches. Until today, each third Sunday in July the Festa del Redentore is celebrated.
The impressive façade facing the waterfront is build of beautiful white Istrian marble. The Il Redentore, as the Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore, is usually called, has paintings from some famous painters inside, amongst them from Tintoretto.
The church is located on the eastern side of the island Giudecca and therefore is a little bit off the main stream of tourist. Therefore, it offers some calmness with a great view of the northerly islands with the great walkway Fondamenta Zattere and a little further away Saint Mark’s square. Also impressive is watching the ships, boats and ferries passing by as you sit on the top of the stairways at the entrance of the Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore. Enjoy it.
Santa Maria della Salute
30123 Venice, Italy
Here is a list of further impressive churches to visit in Venice.