Venice – Architecture & Landmarks

Venice is well known for its gothic architectural styles, evident in buildings, monuments and statues throughout the city. Many of the cities most evident traces of medieval gothic architectures are in the form of secular building and monuments and are seen as icons of the styles at the time of construction.

This gothic style extends outside of churches and secular buildings to homes that were previously built and designed by the wealthy Venetians at the time. These upper class citizens were funding and designing churches and other secular developments, and therefore translated this gothic style of architecture into their own private developments including homes and mansions.

The city continued to build using this gothic style far into the 15th century, and more modern Venetian Renaissance architecture continued to retain aspects borrowed from the previously used gothic style.