Church of San Giacomo di Rialto

According to tradition, this is the oldest church in Venice: the story goes that the church was founded to mark the establishment of a trading outpost on the Rialto islands by three Paduan consuls on 25 March 421. What is certain is that is was built at the end of the 11C near a busy market, a scene which remains unchanged to this day. Aside from its clock, note (inside) its columns of Greek marble and the Venetian Byzantine capitals.

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Campo San-Giacomo-di-Rialto

Nearby tourist attractions

Old Factories
Old Factories
The former building here (like the rest
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The Rialto Bridge
The Rialto Bridge
With its humped shape covered with
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Ca' da Mosto
Ca' da Mosto
Both a home and a warehouse (like its
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Fondaco dei Tedeschi
Fondaco dei Tedeschi
The former "Fondaco dei Tedeschi", both
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Haberdashery neighbourhood
Haberdashery neighbourhood
Between St Mark's Square and Rialto
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Venice Fish Market
Venice Fish Market
Built in the early 20C in a Neo-Gothic
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Old Factories
Old Factories
The former building here (like the rest
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The Rialto Bridge
The Rialto Bridge
With its humped shape covered with
1:00
Ca' da Mosto
Ca' da Mosto
Both a home and a warehouse (like its
0:15
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Old Factories
Old Factories
The former building here (like the rest
0:15
Fondaco dei Tedeschi
Fondaco dei Tedeschi
The former "Fondaco dei Tedeschi", both
0:15
Venice Fish Market
Venice Fish Market
Built in the early 20C in a Neo-Gothic
0:15
See all