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Saint Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco)

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Neighborhood: San Marco
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Address: San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39-041-5225205
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9:45 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:45 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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Beautiful architecture, still intact and just for €5 per person you get the visit the balcony and looking some of the relics that they have collected.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture, still intact and just for €5 per person you get the visit the balcony and looking some of the relics that they have collected.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Can't say the same for inside , very dark and cold looking . Not a very ornate basilica . The upstairs museum is worth a visit but there is a charge of €5 . But for this you can go out on the rooftop where you can take some great photos of the piazza, the campanile. the four horses and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

For someone who generally finds places of worship of zero interest, I was taken aback by the sheer internal size and amazing internal detail of this building. Poor lighting inside is in part to preserve the pictures and mosaics but they are now using balloon lights in certain areas so you can see some of the detail. Entry to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Go in the morning when the lights are still on - this is the time that the ceilings will look most beautiful. It's most interesting to be there when the lights are turned off - you'll notice a huge difference, but if that's not possible, just go when they're still switched on! The museum is small but interesting and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

When in Venice there are a list of sights you must see. St Marks is at the top of the list. This beautiful church is one of those rare places that don't charge for you to visit. Follow the crowds and see it for yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

loved strolling down on st. Mark's piazza during the daz, but the best feel you can get is if you stroll down by night. Magical!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Whats not to like, beautiful buildings, very atmospheric, lovely (but expensive ) tea shops but it is all part of the experience we went to Florins which was lovely highly recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We didn't have to wait in line due to the luggage issue. The Basilica was worth the visit. I was however more impressed with the treasury and the golden tabernacle - both are nominal fees that are well worth it. We were there during Carnival and Valentine's weekend and didn't find it too crowded. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Of course this is iconic too, with all its domes and details, but a little disappointing on the inside because it's gloomy and poorly lit. Great view from the balcony of the museum upstairs, but if it's crowded probably best to enjoy the exterior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

...If that's kinda your thing, it doesn't get better than here. Italian atmosphere, people, architecture o' plenty. Oh, and pigeons... Find a nice tavola, order wine, take it in...

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