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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold mosaics” (149 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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2,771 - 2,780 of 10,338 reviews

Reviewed 5 July 2016

Beautifull place to visit but if you dont buy your tickets in advanced be prepare to spend a couple of hours to enter. Skip the Lines cards totally worth every cent.

Thank michellelimon
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We rounded a corner and there it was. Majestic and towering above the famous square. During the day as the light from the sun moves across the square this structure is highlighted with awe inspiring and spiritual feelings.

Thank sunshine1940
Reviewed 5 July 2016

One of the most intricately decorated churches I have ever seen. Not so much on the scale as to size and height but it made up for the details. Expect a long line to get in.

Thank Maxon2511
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The building is so beautiful. It was worth to visit there. I so impress by this place. It looked like I were in a fairy tale.

Thank Sereyroith T
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We only saw the outside, it was far too hot to wait in a queue for ages to gain entry, but the outside is beautiful, can only imagine the inside

Thank Roggie59
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Amazing. As beautiful and opulent as the inside is, the outside is in a class with very few other churches. Absolutely stunning detail and beauty. Was a privilege to be that close to the relics of St. Mark. The altar area was a treat to...More

Thank IgnatiusofL
Reviewed 5 July 2016

A must do visit to the Basilica no matter what. You will be amazed and you will leave the place with a smile in your face.

Thank Ioannis T
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The Basilica is a most - is an iconic building> the problem is that no matter what time of day there is a long queue and whilst we were there it was two hours. In temperatures of 35 degrees with no shade we had to...More

Thank Lynda W
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Long queues but definitely worth a visit including the museum on the first floor - great views inside and out.

Thank Terassa T
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Detail is incredible took a great deal of photos with zoom lens , up close, enjoyed photos once back at home, do not miss this you will be amazed.

Thank Elias K
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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21 April 2017|
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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.