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Basilica di San Marco

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Address: San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 2708311
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14:00 - 17:00
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:45 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Blending the architectural styles of East and West, Venice's magnificent...

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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Truly a wonder of the world

It’s impossible to do justice to St. Mark’s Basilica and museum. The building is unique due to its combination of Western and Eastern architectural influences and the fabulously... read more

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It’s impossible to do justice to St. Mark’s Basilica and museum. The building is unique due to its combination of Western and Eastern architectural influences and the fabulously ornate exterior is matched once you get inside by the intricately-decorated walls, mosaic floors and ceilings. The interior is simply a vision of gold leaf mosaic work. The uneven floors show how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Basilica church is astounding in its innate beauty and simple peacefulness despite the bustle of tourists visiting it. Find a quiet place within and take it all in!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not really a religious person but this is a must see site. The architecture and art work is amazing and on such a large scale.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stunning basilica unlike any other I've seen around Europe. The mosaic on the outside alone is incredible, let alone the interior. Free entry into the basilica however some sections (eg to climb up to the roof) cost. Definitely worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It took a while to walk to this area since we began on the other side of the island. What an amazing feeling once we made it! The inside had such beautiful history. We were not able to take pictures, but each image is imprinted in my mind. Such detail...such a spiritual closeness.

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No queues in the winter, so on that basis holiday in January! It's hard to describe how amazing it is inside - it's one of the standout churches in Europe and really must be seen to be believed. Only drawback is that the floor isn't really flat and the columns aren't really all vertical... so it can be a bit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was beautiful! Has an interesting history and mix of influences. We found a time where the line wasn't so long. Note that if you have a backpack, you will have to walk around the corner to leave it at a free storage facility run by the basilica. It's free entry, and I didn't pay to see any off the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although the main place is free you have to pay to see the things that are interesting. A few euros here and there and it adds up. It would be better to have a fixed entrance price with everything included.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a beautiful piece of history. From the outside, it is awe inspiring. From the inside, humbling. Unfortunately, no photos are allowed inside. But you need to take the time to see it. The tile flooring is amazing...the murals and statues, unbelievable. But even the outside can take your breath away. There are murals, spires, carvings, etc. there as well.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see tourist attraction in Venice. Best to chill on nearby restaurants/cafe while watching the people around this magnificent attraction.

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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 Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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