Basilica San Marco Evangelista

Basilica San Marco Evangelista

Basilica San Marco Evangelista
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Neighborhood: Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here. Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its ancient beginnings to its 21st century transformations. Whether it’s those historical playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this neighborhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighborhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA32,634 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
The Basilica San Marco Evangelista is one of those treasures of Rome overlooked by visitors. I was there before Christmas and had the basilica completely to myself.

There are so many wonderful highlights inside this beautiful church: the apse mosaics, which date back to 827, the elegant portico, gorgeous wooden ceiling, notable tombstones... I am so glad I had a chance to visit it.
Written November 22, 2020
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john h
Quillan, France1,359 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Beautiful, no touts, you can look at everything, take your time and enjoy the atmosphere. No pests, the prist will answer questions when he is available. Perfect example of peace and serenity.
Added bonus, in the road behind the Basilica is an excellent Irish Pub!!
Written June 28, 2017
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Jannal82
Dartford, UK12 contributions
Oct 2016
We came across this by chance and wandered in. Really surprised at how beautiful this basilica was. Definitely worth a stop on your travels round Rome.
Written October 19, 2016
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Jonathon Green
22 contributions
Aug 2019
Stands over where Mark the Evangelist stayed in Rome.Has a beautiful mosaic showing Christ with several saints and Pope Gregory the 9th
Written February 12, 2020
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dapper777
Monaco32,325 contributions
Oct 2019
This church is s incorporated in the Palazzo Venezia and is located in the Campitelli district. It is the church of the Venetians in Rome. It is one of the city’s oldest churches in the city.
It was first built in 336 by Pope Mark, whose remains are in an urn located below the main altar.
The floor of the church is below the ground level of the Renaissance period, and therefore steps lead down to the interior. The church retains its ancient basilica format, with a raised sanctuary. The inside of the church is clearly Baroque. Noteworthy : the apse contains two paintings by Il Borgognone, depicting the “Imprisonment and the martyrdom of Saint Mark the Evangelist”.
Pietro Da Cortona designed the Cappella del Santissimo Sacramento at the end of the right nave (1656). The two frescoes by Il Borgognone have unfortunately almost faded to the point of non-existence.
Antonio Canova made the funerary monument for Pietro Pesaro, the 16 year old son of the Ambassador of the Venetian Republic in 1796.
The central nave contains more frescoes by Il Borgognone (whose real name was Guglielmo Courtois): “The Coronation of Saint Mark as Pope” and “Abdon and Sennen Bury the Christian Martyrs”.
“Saint Atanazio Martyr” and “Saint Vincent the Levite” in the Cappella dell’Adorazione dei Magi were also painted by Il Borgognone.
We discovered this place just waking back from the Capitol Hill to the main center of the city and decided to take a look.
It is very is beautiful inside, maybe a little overlooked due to other locations nearby. Striking for its colored marbles.
Definitely worth the stop. Don't miss out on this outstanding church!
Written November 7, 2019
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alisdair t
Workington, UK6,176 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
There are basilicas, and churches around every corner, and a lot of them are so stunning, including this one..
The St. Mark's Basilica was founded in 336 by Pope Mark, and is dedicated to St. Mark the Evangelist, and has been restored several times. There are side chapels, and statues adorning the basilica, and a stunning altar. Also check out the wooden roof
Written March 19, 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK613,995 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
In a city with so many churches Basilica San Marco ( San Marco Evangelista Al Campidoglio) is yet another stunning church.
Dedicated to St Marks,it's located in a beautiful little square that leads onto Piazza Venezia which is another stunning square.
Nice high arched painted ceilings form a stunning interior with nice gold details and reliefs while the beautiful tiled floors with their intricate design are simply breathtaking.
The are beautiful statues both inside and outside the church while the exterior looks amazing,you can see the age and history not just of the church but the area in general.
This is a church i highly recommended you visit if your in the area.
Very easy to locate by jumping the number 8 tram to stop Venezia which drops you off by this church which is found on Piazza Di San Marco.
Written May 26, 2017
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy2,394 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Although this church is quite ancient, it was remodelled during the Baroque period. Luckily enough, some earlier features were maintained - such as the apse mosaics (9th century AD, showing pope Gregory 4th offering a model of the basilica to Jesus), the wooden ceiling (Renaissance). Also noteworthy the columns of the main nave, covered in jasper from Sicily.
Written March 5, 2019
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy26,005 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
This church is a bit hidden, behind a little grassy square just behind Piazza Venezia (and abutting Palazzo Venezia). Off to one side is one of the "talking statues" of Rome, Madame Lucrezia. The church has a rather plain front with six simple arches (three on each of the two levels). Inside is a pretty little church dedicated to St. Mark the Evangelist; the church is also known as San Marco Evangelista al Campidoglio. The church has a gorgeous carved wooden ceiling, and a lovely mosaic showing Pope Gregory IV (in a blue square halo, indicating he was alive at the time) dedicating the church to Christ in the presence of Saint Mark and Pope Mark, the original builder of the church. The mosaic dates from the 9th century. Worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written August 31, 2015
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Mineshrup
10 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We went here and spent half a day seeing the beautiful architecture. There is a museum holding relics from the past and was worth seeing. This is a religious place of worship so you have to be silent and respect their dress code. They provide gowns for women to cover up at a small cost before you enter. The museums inside are extra to pay but it’s worth it.
Written July 8, 2019
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