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All reviews gold mosaics original horses museum upstairs skip the line beautiful church free entry awe inspiring st marks guided tour st mark's square early in the morning san marco visiting venice doge's palace queue balcony euros
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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. I'd say it's a personal preference, but we still enjoyed it without a tour guide if that helps?!