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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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Out of this world.

Went to Easter Sunday mass, fantastic architecture, decor, history, lovely surroundings and very helpful staff.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 March 2016
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Lee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Went to Easter Sunday mass, fantastic architecture, decor, history, lovely surroundings and very helpful staff.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Impressive from the outside but stunning on the inside. Visited on Easter Monday and very busy but I am sure it is the same every day. Sitting inside, we listening to a lady singing - the acoustics were superb. Well worth. A wait to go inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Saint Mark one of Jesus's evangelists with Mathew, Luke and John is buried in a tomb under the alter at this Basilica. The alter is made of gold and jewels. It can be switched between two alter backdrops. The ceiling is designed with mosaic tiles to form the most magnificent pictures. In the museum you can get a close up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Managed to beat the queues and walked straight in. A brilliant experience. You will not be disappointed!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

The tour through the Vatican museum was overcrowded, overly hot and therefore not very enjoyable. However, once we reached the Basilica it was a "WOW" moment. It is splendid! and HUGE!!!!!! and very awe-inspiring!

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Parrearra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Dont let the lines fool you. It does not take long to get into the basilica. Ensure u have nothing bigger than a hand bag. Be warned if u want to access any areas other than the main church (terrace, treasure room, behind the altar) they all cost money 2€ - 5€. Beautiful both inside and out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Free to get in but you pay only a few euro to access the treasure room, amazing tiled mosaic floor. You have to go in and see for yourself

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

we took a guided tour of the basilica and it was worth every penny, the interior is spectacular and the guide explains everything of interest , highly recommended

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous church. If you can get a tour do so as you'll get very little from the rapid rushed walk through the church in silence. It felt very perfunctory. Nice to see but you're in and through in minutes as the queue is so long they expect you to keep walking. No photos and no talking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Great to look at and free to get in... You do have to pay to go upstairs in the museum (€5 - and it is interesting), and another €2 to see other parts. They don't accept rucksacks, deposit you bag (for free) in a side street off the main square first or be turned away at the door. There are... 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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