The Church of San Pietro in Castello

Located in the easternmost area of the city (Castello) was built since the seventh century the Church then dedicated to Saint Peter in the ninth. From 1451 it was the seat of the Patriarchate of Venice and, until 1807, the city’s cathedral.

The reconstruction, designed by Andrea Palladio and commissioned by Patriarch Vincenzo Diedo (1559), has failed and owes its present form to the works carried out in the seventeenth century with the realization of the luminous interior.

The field in front is dominated by the bell tower of Mauro Codussi (1490), covered with Istrian stone.

    Tuesday to Saturday 10.30 – 16.30 (Monday 10.30-16)
    Closed: Sunday, 1 January, Easter, 15 August, 25 December
  • TICKETS: Full € 3, Reduced € 1,50  Discounted rates and discounts are recommended to consult the website or contact the information office.
  • TRANSPORT: Lines 5.2, 4.2, 6 (stop Giardini Biennale DX)
    Lines 4.1, 5.1, 6 (stop Giardini Biennale SX)
    Lines 1, N (stop Giardini)