We went to the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, commonly called the Frari. It is one of the greatest churches in Venice and has the rank of a minor church. The church is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. Construction of the building started in 1250, but the church was not completed until 1338. The building is built of brick and is one of the city’s three known churches built in the Italian Gothic style. As with many Venice churches, the outside of the structure is rather plain. The main large altarpiece is a depiction of the Assumption of Mary, the virgin. There are also several tombs within the church. As well as many figures of various Saints in art and sculpture pieces.

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