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Basilica di San Marco

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Address: San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 270 8311
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09:45 - 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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Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours

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World 🌎 famous landmark in Venice

Always busy with tourists and has many pigeons to play with. The church tower is unique and a must see in Venice!

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always busy with tourists and has many pigeons to play with. The church tower is unique and a must see in Venice!

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you can visit in the afternoon, at sunset, it will be unforgettable. This isn't another basilica so I strongly recommend to do the line and enjoy it. Wonderful!!

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must-do during your trip to Venice. If you are in the centre San Marco you miss something and will regret it later. Check times to visit

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a 'must do' in Venice. Rich in culture, heritage and history. With a modest entry fee of €5, the Basilica provides unprecedented exposure to architectural and engineering beauty. Not only that, the way that the museum of the Basilica has been created takes you along a formidable journey of Venetian history. Coupled with a great view of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a gorgeous building but equally wonderful is the view from the top by the horses. Very good historical information offered as well.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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It's free to visit and wander around but no photos allowed. Larger bags/rucksacks must be left at a luggage check around the corner before you can enter. Beautiful interior but crowded - beware pickpockets! You can pay to visit the museum which also gives you access to the terrace. You can also pay to visit the treasury. We didn't bother... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

View this marvel at various times in the day to appreciate the beauty. Go with a guide to skip the line and get a wonderful explanation of the floor, the architecture etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

"A sight fore sore eyes!" A definitive MUST GO if you are in Venice. I've been there twice. The first time without a tour guide and the second with a tour guide. I must advise in favor of spending a little bit extra and going with a guide because you learn so much more and the whole experience takes life.

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Where can you find more beautiful churches than in Italy snd hoe would you characterize Venice without churches? One of the finest decorated I have seen. People visiting don't care about the signs to not photograph the church but hey this is Italy : everybody does what they want. Have a good prayer it is worth it! 🍀

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited the Basilica with my husband in January 2017 on a bright sunny but chilly day. In summary I'm glad I saw the basilica for free but I really wouldn't bother paying extra for the museum. I don't feel I learn anything from the exhibits and felt like I was asked for money constantly along the way. If the... More 

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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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