The origins of Redentore festival
is the most famous monument on Giudecca island.
It was built in 1592 as a thanksgiving to Jesus Christ the Redeemer for putting an end to the terrible plague of 1575-1577 which had devastaded Venice and killed about 50,000 inhabitants. Every third Sunday of July a huge celebration is still held at Giudecca to commemorate that event: the Redentore festival.
Redentore church is considered the masterpiece of architect Andrea Palladio; due to its Neoclassical features, Redentore church stands out among the majority of Venetian churches. It contains paintings by Vivarini and Veronese.
Redentore church is open from Monday to Saturday, from 10.00 to 17.00.
- Giudecca 195, Campo del SS Redentore, 30133 - Venezia
- +39 041 27 50 462
- +39 041 27 50 494
- Full/Reduced 3€/1.5€
- Opening hours
Closed on Sundays
- Water bus Line 2, 4.1, 4.2, 8, N | Redentore