The San Salvador Church is located in the sestiere San Marco in Venice. It is characterized by a richly decorated facade. The bullet at the base of the left column is a souvenir of Austrian bombings in the mid-19th century.
San Salvador Church Venice
Address, opening times and entrance fee
Address : San Marco 4835 – Venice (tel. +39 041 5236717). Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 09:00 to 12:00 and from 16:00 to 18:30. Entrance fee: Free. Public transportation: Lines 1, 2, A, N (Rialto stop).
History and description
The San Salvador Church was probably built in the 7th century. The site of the church is said to have been dedicated by Christ himself to the founder San Magno.
The present architecture of the church is the result of a reconstruction begun by Giorgio Spavento and completed by Tullio Lombardo and Jacopo Sansovino. This work lasted from 1506 to 1534.
The interior consists of three naves and is considered a perfect example of Venetian Renaissance architecture.
The richly decorated facade is the work of Giuseppe Sardi and was designed in 1663.
At the foot of the first column on the left of the façade is a cannonball in the wall. This was fired by the Austrians on Aug. 6, 1849, during bombardments against the Republic of San Marco.