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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“bronze horses” (199 reviews)
“gold mosaics” (149 reviews)
“museum upstairs” (119 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 today

Give a hour to see this beautifull cathedral. Treasury cost 3 euros but dont miss it, also as golden panno. No need to come at opening 9.30. Too crowdy, better at 2-3 pm.

Thank Proof_ter
Reviewed yesterday

We visited in August and the temperature was hot and the crowds were huge. I would recommend booking a skip the line tour to avoid the crowds. Everyone must have shoulders and knees covered to enter; however, there are vendors just outside the door selling...More

Thank caper2
Reviewed yesterday

Basilica di San Marco is the cathedral of Venice at one side of Piazza San Marco. It has a simply amazing facade overlooking the square. Admire the fantastic architecture and intricate ornamentation of the many gold embellished domes, spires, horses and winged lions. Above the...More

Thank Nicola D
Reviewed yesterday

This basilica is really beautiful, both inside and out! Here are a few tips: 1. Make sure your knees and shoulders are covered! Bring a scarf, spare skirt/pants, sweater, or whatever you must. If you don't, you will be forced to buy a cover for...More

Thank Claudia S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The basilica was impressive from the outside and the inside. The artwork was intricate and it was full of history. Entry was free but if you want to see any of the more interesting items you will have to pay. The treasure of St Mark...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much history. This is such a beautiful​ place. Words can​ not describe the beauty here. Plan a couple hours for this. Mornings are best before the crowds.

Thank Marcy V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be sure to time your visit between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm because this is when they turn on the interior lights and the whole place glows gold and radiates light - absolutely breathtaking. Here are a few other tips 1) Don’t miss the museum....More

Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The line is at least 2 hours long, in the sun. You can shortcut this line by paying 2€ online & making a reservation. Also, each part of the Basilica that isn't part of the main, basic worship space costs for entry. This means each...More

Thank lesacarroll
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just another amazing place to visit in Venice. Fantastic to see History for real rather than in film or book.

Thank Neil-KAG
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is well known place but the real gain is the feeling that this place is offering to any visitor that would like to look carefully - you are placed into a time machine which is bringing back to you a certain flavor of how...More

Thank Cristian N
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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Response from Ginga N | Reviewed this property |
Hi I used Viator I tried to post the link but it would not let me.
29 April 2017|
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Response from DominoV63 | Reviewed this property |
Ciao,le luci della Basilica vengono accesi dal crepuscolo all'alba.
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Response from Radhika V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a small bag/purse is allowed but bag packs have to be checked at the cloak room for free. The instructions are displayed at the entry, u can't miss it.