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Basilica San Marco Evangelista

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Basilica San Marco Evangelista

69 Reviews
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Piazza di San Marco 52, 00186 Rome Italy
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Fori Imperiali-ColosseoRome Metro12 min
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Noraatc wrote a review Nov 2020
Sudbury, Massachusetts24,091 contributions1,130 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Jonathon Green wrote a review Feb 2020
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Stands over where Mark the Evangelist stayed in Rome.Has a beautiful mosaic showing Christ with several saints and Pope Gregory the 9th
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Date of experience: August 2019
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dapper777 wrote a review Nov 2019
Monaco28,392 contributions2,728 helpful votes
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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!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Mineshrup wrote a review Jul 2019
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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.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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ANGELO V wrote a review Mar 2019
Milan, Italy1,555 contributions260 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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