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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Being the anchor of San Marco and free the Basilica draws huge crowds. If you can wait till 1 hour before closing the line gets shorter as the tours and cruise ship folk go home. One funny thing is that when the Doges built it...More

Thank Rowland45
Reviewed yesterday

It's free. I remember this being a longer visit but it was over far too quickly this time. Be aware the Tresor and the Pala d'Oro incur charges but both worth the extra.I think the lights come on for an hour about 11:30

Thank aaahtony
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walking about 30 minutes from the bus stop to St Mark's Square. I went inside the St Marcos to see the church architecture. It is very beautiful. Some areas are blocked off. Paid 5 Euros to go up stair rooms to see more pictures, status...More

Thank M8978UHthomasn
Reviewed yesterday

The proud of the Roman Catholic in Venice. Lots of the basilica’s treasures came from Constantinople and the Crusades. The 99-meter campanile of St. Mark’s collapsed in 1902 due to earthquake, however, the bell tower was rebuilt and job was done in 1912.

Thank Canuck-ON78
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth putting a good few hours aside for this site.....absolutely stunning artwork, really large place and awesome views from the rooftop.....although the Basilica entrance is free there are charges inside which is naughty if you are not aware...charge to see the relics is 2Euro's....worth...More

Thank JancyMonteiro
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unlike most religious landmarks in the rest of Italy, Basilica di San Marco is actually based on the architecture and art of Istanbul. It’s very unique for this reason and very beautiful overall. Highly recommend. Also, the stairs to the balcony are steep but worth...More

Thank 474moiraa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Must visit when you are in Italy or in Europe. Impressive architecture, just be lucky to catch a sunny day. Venice by itself is a gorgeous city!

Thank EugeneL329
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Breathtaking mosaic work. Don't bother paying the 2 euro to look at the back which is pointless, but upstairs you can get out on the balcony and have a fuller view of the ceiling mosaics so that's worth it.

Thank bikechickvic
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a vip night time tour of the Basilica and visited also the outside during the day. It is glorious and we learnt so much from our guide. Being inside with just 15 other people at night time and seeing the mosaics lit up...More

Thank b2dac
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We chose to go on a Monday morning at about 10am.. there were no cruise ships about..so there were no queues..although your not meant to take photos all the tourists were, so I sneaked some too..The pictures speak for themselves...enjoy.

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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
...More
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pudvarbail
August 20, 2018|
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Response from dhenski | Reviewed this property |
Admission to the building is free of charge. There is a fee - 2 or 3 Euro - to access the exhibit and the crypt.
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Suzanneab
August 17, 2018|
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Response from P0702-Orlando | Reviewed this property |
I had on sandals and didn’t have an issue. I was just there in May, but not sure if that is/isn’t a part of their official dress code. They are more focused on shoulders and knees.
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482martaz
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Kaylee S | Reviewed this property |
I did not take a tour and don't regret doing so. I'm not sure what a tour costs though, so it's dependent on how much you want to know. Most things you could probably read through a guide book or finding information online... More
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