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Basilica di San Marco

San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 270 8311
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Blending the architectural styles of East and West, Venice's magnificent basilica was consecrated in 832 AD as an ecclesiastical building to house the remains of St. Mark.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bronze horses” (210 reviews)
“gold mosaics” (153 reviews)
“museum upstairs” (123 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just before attending a business meeting near to Venice, we decide to visit this unique place in the world. Being there is just fantastic, transportation by boat, no roads but canals and no cars around makes this experience unforgettable. On That day it was misty...More

Thank shinobido
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning basillica...worth a visit..no photos are allowed only when you go out on balcony upstairs...churches in italy are just beautiful.

Thank Joanne G
Reviewed yesterday

We were fortunate to visit in November. The weather had been wet and misty, but on our final day we were treated to blue skies. We went to St Mark's Square and, remarkably, there was no queue to enter. Remarkably, there is no charge either...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed yesterday

Probably one of the most magnificent Basilicas in the world !! You will be in awe of just about everything that this building has to offer. Although it is free to get into, there are a few places to go to within the Basilica that...More

Thank Ossie D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Got a chance to walk through in the middle of the afternoon. Dimly lit so it is easy to miss the finer details in the construction. Massive. A definite change from Florence and Rome. Not as ethereal, but ornate, nonetheless.

Thank ProfessorMoon
Reviewed 2 days ago

My Wife and here were here in early November and the weather was cold and wet, the winter tides were high causing water to ingress into one side of the Basilica. The building is magnificent and very grand with marvellous statuary and floor mosaics. Definitely...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 2 days ago

The most outstanding feature of the basilica is its outside architecture and of course the four horses. The tour of the inside shows solid gold art and the museum of the horses. You have to be dressed so that all flesh (except face and forearms)...More

Thank MarcATL
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Eastern-influenced mosaic art contrasts with the more modern and delicate renaissance art of other sites. Maybe the most beautiful reminder that Venice was once the centre of an empire.

Thank mikerutherford
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the outstanding cathedrals we have evere visited! And it is free! But just a few euros for the museum, this gives one access to the balcony overlooking San Marco square.

Thank Coopper29
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a beautiful place, stunning, definitely recommend. Free to get in. No queues in November. The whole square is a fantastic place to visit.

Thank AndandTrev
San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
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6 September 2017|
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Response from Kieran S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were there on the Tuesday & we made a point of being in the Basilica from 11.30am as it is illuminated at this time, I believe it's like this for an hour. I remember seeing something about weekends where the times are... More
4 September 2017|
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
We took pictures, didn't stop anyone taking pictures. It's a beautiful place :) You should try to visit some of the beautiful churches too if you can :)
19 June 2017|
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Response from Monica K | Reviewed this property |
I used Viator, they are awesome!