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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am usually awed by buildings such as this. I enjoyed my stroll through the Basilica. Lots to see and marvel at. The history in such buildings is quite something to ponder.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Satroy85
Reviewed 2 days ago

I think the basilica is far more interesting from the outside. The facade of the building is, to my mind, unique. A meeting of Eastern Christianity meeting the western. Look closely at the facade and you’ll find such wonderful details in the architecture. Inside...well, I...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cartagia
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was here in November and there were maaaaaany people. Also, everything was in reconstruction. I was very disapointed

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GeorgeKhelashvili
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth it to go inside of the Basilica! Stories from the Old Testament and the gospel is all over the ceiling! It is truly magnificent. Pictures are not allowed inside. Seriously, it annoys Venetians when you pull out your camera inside of there historical...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maryschwark8691
Reviewed 3 days ago

You may think seeing one Basilica is as good as the next, but I thought this was well worth the price. A phenomenal piece of history so get a guide or headset.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Built as the Venetian doges' personal church, the mosaic-covered interior is a wonder and not to be missed. We return every visit and are always amazed. We timed our visit right this time around and there was no queue. No need for a tour; just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bart R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Free to get in, free to have a look at the wonderful art & architecture. There may be restrictions on entry during mass etc. Also, no large bags are allowed inside the basilica.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Danny G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I came here for 2 days. We had a wonderful experience and thoroughly enjoyed walking around the square. It is well worth the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Clare D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For €5 you can’t go wrong. Just do it. Go early to avoid queues. Be aware that the area is the first to flood if there expected to be floods in Venice, but also be aware that they are very well prepared for the floods....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank stevel269
Reviewed 4 days ago

Byzantine architecture typically seen in Turkey and area right in the middle of piazza San Marco. Excellent.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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
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20 August 2018|
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Response from KevinHood | Reviewed this property |
We did not pay to enter the Basilica, but if you want to do anything like see some of the relics, there was a small fee...I think 3 Euro. We did line up for almost 2 hours...and it was low season, so I'm not sure how much... More
17 August 2018|
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Response from P0702-Orlando | Reviewed this property |
I had on sandals and didn’t have an issue. I was just there in May, but not sure if that is/isn’t a part of their official dress code. They are more focused on shoulders and knees.
13 August 2018|
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Response from Kaylee S | Reviewed this property |
I did not take a tour and don't regret doing so. I'm not sure what a tour costs though, so it's dependent on how much you want to know. Most things you could probably read through a guide book or finding information online... More