Venice is a maze of streets and islands that mostly stay hidden to tourists who tend to walk only around the main few streets. On this page you will be able to see the full list of the most well-known tourist attractions (tourist sight) of Venice. The list is interactive and your votes are the only criteria we use for rating the attractions.
The St. Mark’s Basilica is the most prominent religious and one of the most important historical buildings in Venice. Its richly decorated interior are dripping in gold and frescos that still wear the scent of Constantinople makes it stand out from most religious buildings in the world. It is probably the main tourist attraction as well, that leaves no one indifferent which makes it a must for those visiting the city.
This bridge is one of the symbols of Venice with a very interesting story. It is an important crossing point of the Gran Canal daily used by vast numbers of tourists, but it also offers a chance for shopping because of numerous small shops on both sides of the bridge and a market on one side of it.
The Grand Canal in Venice is probably the most important one in the city in the eyes of tourists because it divides the historic center of Venice in two, with its characteristic S shape and because it is one of the major tourist attractions often crossed by gondoliers and also a perfect place for memorable photos.
Theater La Fenice was founded in 1792. This theatre is a place where a huge number of operas have been performed for the first time, such as Rossini’s operas, Bellini’s operas, Donizetti’s operas and of course Verdi’s operas. The total seating capacity of La Fenice is 1000 people and this theatre is one of the most beautiful and the most important opera venues in Italy. The theatre is a leading cultural venue, staging more than one hundred opera performances per year, a major symphonic season given by prominent conductors from across the globe.
Basilica Santa Maria della Salute is one of the architectural symbols of the city and a building most visitors do not miss to visit. The beauty of this structure is so captivating that it ends up on most visitors’ photos and travel guides. However, the real reason why this building was constructed is much more sinister and hides an incredibly interesting story.