Basilica di San Marco

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Basilica di San Marco
4.5
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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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Neighbourhood: 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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harryzac
Oldham, UK293 contributions
Stunning interior
Dec 2021 • Couples
You’ll need your green health pass. Currently a lot of renovation going on but the interior is still stunning. €3 entry. €5 extra for the altarpiece. €7 more for the museum, the horses and the balcony. The interior was more than enough for us. Amazing.
Written 1 December 2021
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sharonweidelman
Springfield, MO90 contributions
Exterior is being renovated! There is cost of admission at several levels! So worth being on an outside balcony at Noon
Nov 2021
Be on the Balcony at Noon to hear all the St Mark's square area bells sound so worth the admission of the upper level of St Marks!

Written 29 November 2021
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Emily F
Nashville, TN15 contributions
Incredible!!
Oct 2021
A must-do tour. The floors alone in the basilica blew me away. The mosaics on the outside, the views from the terrace, the horses. All so incredible to learn about and see up close!
Written 14 November 2021
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xi ra
Ramat Hasharon, Israel536 contributions
impressive
Nov 2021 • Family
very impressive square. better yet the streets around it are fun. many shops, souvenirs, clothes, bakeries and restaurants. nice alleyways. very colourful and lively.
Written 14 November 2021
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aerete
Minneapolis, MN423 contributions
A one of a kind experience
Dec 2020
Beautiful basilica in the heart of the city. We walked from our hotel, which was quite the experience. You really need to pay attention to the map and signs to not get lost along the way.
Written 29 October 2021
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JosteinJ
Drammen, Norway376 contributions
A fascinating place.
Oct 2021
Queueing for about an hour - and we were in. Again so many treasures and so much to see. You pay the entrance fee, and inside there are extra for otter sections of the church.
Written 27 October 2021
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Quintin S
London, England, United Kingdom130 contributions
Worth waiting in the que
Oct 2021
a trip is not complete without visiting this iconic building.

The entry is only 3 euros
Add ons , Pala da Oro, Gold alter , 5 euros (Unless you a historian, not worth it)
Add ons , Horses and Museum, 7 euros (definitely do this , you get a great view over the square and the museum has alot of artefacts.
Add ons, 5 -15 euros audio guide , worth buying .

A trip to venice is not complete without a visit
Written 20 October 2021
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Demonet
Dallas, TX211 contributions
Amazing views and gorgeous basilica!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Just gorgeous!!! I recommend going here late in the day. Lines are super short and then you can be on the balcony during sunset. Well worth going to the top and seeing the bronze horses!
Written 15 October 2021
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John H
Tonbridge, UK180 contributions
Beauty of the Basilica
Oct 2021
This Basilica is quite outstanding and ranks to me with the Familia Sagrada and ahead of the Cistine Chapel as somewhere to visit.

The feel of the Basilica is warm and welcoming, the artwork on the exterior is beautiful and the incredible paintings, statues and sculptures ( eg the four Wild Horses) are truly memorable.

We spent a fascinating one and a half hours there. Never bored and constantly amazed by what we saw and the range of beautiful artefacts including the Pala d'Ora and the painting/mural of the Family Tree.
Written 11 October 2021
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cymopterus
Salt Lake City, UT282 contributions
Don't Miss the Upstairs Museum and Views
Oct 2021
An amazing church not to be missed. The entrance fee for the main church is 3 Euros, but it also worth the 7 Euro charge to visit the upstairs museum and the interior and outside views. The views of the interior provide a great perspective of the church and closeup of some of the mosaic art. The outside views of San Marco Square are iconic. The Museum also contains the original four bronze horses dating to more than 2000 years ago. Reproductions now grace the church's facade .
Written 7 October 2021
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