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“Beautiful church” 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 #9 of 197 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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“Beautiful church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Obviously a must-do in Florence. We had a private guide, who took us through. Do make sure to see the bronze horses on the second floor.

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful statement of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Impressive inside and out! Our family of 4 did a tour of this Basilica and really enjoyed seeing all of the fantastic architecture and learning about the history!

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“An example of Bizantine Architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The decoration all around the Basilica is impressing, from the facade to the interior is wonderful. It is worth to visit the tower area where you can see the restoration of the facade horses and part of the mosaic that were retired from some parts of the building during the restorations it has suffered along the time. The view from the balcony toward Piazza San Marcos is really nice.

Visited June 2013
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“Another wow moment!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Yet another gorgeous church in Italy. Don't miss a chance to see this basilica when in Venice. Pay the 1 euro and skip the line. So very worth it!

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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The basilica is very beautiful from outside but it is more beautiful to visit the inside and the galleries specially when it is all lighten at midday! You can make a nice photo of San Marco from the top of the Basilica! Don't miss Pala d'Oro and the Treasury!

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