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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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Basilica di San Marco is just extraordinary

If you do nothing else in Venice - visit here. Free entry with a couple of places inside where you need to pay a small fee - to visit the altar for example - but worth it. the... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you do nothing else in Venice - visit here. Free entry with a couple of places inside where you need to pay a small fee - to visit the altar for example - but worth it. the side you can see from the nave is lovely, but the back is gold and jewel encrusted and can only be seen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite visiting during a busy period, this was totally relaxing and mesmerising. Although I am not religious I found the visit peaceful and moving. A stunning Basilica, which should be a must on everyones visit to San Marco.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is definitely worth your time to have a tour of the Basilica di San Marco. The church is beautiful inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a real piece of art! It's very beautiful and unique. You can even climb to the top and have a nice view over the square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see when you come to Venice, the detail of the paintings on the outside of the building are amazing. Check that there are no carnivals on the day you are there or you won't be able to see anything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You may not miss this when you are in Venice. Don't mind the crowds, it's busy in the city anyway. The outside of the building is spectacular. Inside you see a lot of wealth of the Catholic church. Just walk slowly with the crowd and fall in aaw.

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Nice carnival, the people wearing costumes where every where and the people where enjoying it and the historical play that was running on the stage at the middle of the square. It was attractive and unique.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting San Marco to see the church itself with it's main hall is interesting but might be considered "yet another beautiful church". What really makes the difference is to visit the museum and the terrace. The golden mosaics are overwhelming and the terrace provides a phantastic view on St. Marks Square. The basilica is usually heavily crowded - we had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a previous trip to Venice, we only observed the Basilica from the outside (which is beautiful on its own), but we saw the inside on this trip. We were so glad we did. Plus it is free to enter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Free entry to superb building -but worth paying for Museum and Jewels sections when inside. A must for Venice visitors

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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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