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“Lives up to all the hype” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Saint Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco)

Saint Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco)
San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
39-041-5225205
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Ranked #10 of 196 Attractions in Venice
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Lives up to all the hype”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

This is a Venice must-see! I strongly advise spending the couple of Euros on Venice Connect that will let you jump the queue. It is also worth going up to see the 4 Horses of St Marks before exploring the rest of the church.

Visited May 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Amazing. There are beautiful mosaics made of 24 karat gold. You need to cover yourself and be very quiet as with all churches. They say no photos but don't enforce. We didn't photograph but bought a 50 cent postcard instead.
If you go around the corner (left of the basilica and down the fist little walkway, past the lions bag check on right)it's free to check your bag and let's you skip the line!

Visited May 2013
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“Big and beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

St. Mark's is very beautiful inside and out. They were turning away girls with bare shoulders and shorts. It's free to get in, but cost a couple Euro to see small exhibits inside the Church. We went in one and skipped the other. We had a podcast "guide" so we got the info we needed to enjoy the basilica

Visited May 2013
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“Well, it was a bit of a rort. ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

For a start, you have to remove your back pack and take it to a storage room. It's a pain. The place was pretty impressive, but every direction we turned someone was trying to extract some money from us.

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“we won` t miss it!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The best expression of the venician's love for beauty!!! The statues of the horses up at the roof are uniqe and all the view is marvelous!!

Visited October 2012
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