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Basilica di San Marco

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Address: San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 041 270 8311
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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
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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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Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours

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Great Piazza

Big Piazza with some restaurants, these restaurants include service charge where others at the Sea don't. Also be careful of the attacking birds.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Big Piazza with some restaurants, these restaurants include service charge where others at the Sea don't. Also be careful of the attacking birds.

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Caxias Do Sul, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

the place is absolutely beautiful and full of history, everyone should get the opportunity to visit it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is a very beautiful Basilica and the entry is free. Make sure you don't carry and bags, they are not allowed inside. Nevertheless if you end up with a bag there is a cloak room where you can deposit it, but its very hard to find this as it is located in one of the narrow streets and not... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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It is a very beautiful church with very nice architecture. It is free to enter the ground floor but it is pay to see parts of the bottom floor and to visit upstairs. I only paid to see the top floor in which you get a view down of the church, a museum and you can step onto the roof... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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This basilica was absolutely gorgeous, both exterior and interior. It may arguably be nicer than Saint Peters Basilica in Rome. All of the detail is amazing in the architecture, artwork, marble, floor tiles, mosaics, etc. Though unlike Saint Peter's basilica, photos/videos are not allowed inside and there are 2 fees to pay to get inside and again to approach the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful views of the venue - I didn't go in as I wanted to avoid crowds however i would highly recommend visiting when there are less crowds so you can truly appreciate this area and surroundings in a peaceful way. I experienced it in snow, sunrise, and after the sun had set!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful building but there are a lot of areas you have to pay to go into. If you just walk through it is free. Was not very busy so we were able to take our time and wander a little, but you still only need ten minutes or so.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its a very beaurtiful church. Long line. Must take a shawl or a scarf if you are wearing something that shows your shoulders and arms. They sell it around the area as well.

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Beautiful cathedral. The lines are long, but the inside of this ancient and historic cathedral is worth the wait.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beatiful, but prepare a few €s if You want to see everything inside. Sadly the terrace was closed due to icing :(

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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