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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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Loved Every Moment!

Absolutely stunning piece of work! Large place, full of history and colors (so much gold!). I am not Catholic, so I am just a tourist that went in to admire. Its amazing what... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely stunning piece of work! Large place, full of history and colors (so much gold!). I am not Catholic, so I am just a tourist that went in to admire. Its amazing what people built in the past. Makes me wonder why we don’t take the time and money to make buildings and religious locations better in the current day!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As pretty as a picture. Lucked out on Feast Immaculate Conception at mass they were ordiaining four priest and had hi mass. Glad we were able to participate.

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This is a true testament to architecture this place is amazing great to look inside as well as out as outside is truly impressive worth paying 5 Euros to visit the Terrace and the view across st Marco sq! Watch the film inferno then come up to the Terrace!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Venice is certainly has a romantic and mysterious feel in the air. The people are amazing, the views and incredible and the shops will entice anyone... This Basilica is worth staring at for hours and capture the details it possesses.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying 6 mins away from St Marks square, so after breakfast on a rainy November Saturday we headed for the Basilica. After a short wait we were inside and what an amazing sight. You have to visit if you come to Venice. We paid once inside to see some exhibits in side rooms, as the entrance to the... More 

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The queues are sometime long but it's worth going inside, and up on the terraces if you can. We went in December so walked straight in but I believe you can book online to skip the line in the busier months.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So glad I saw it. Was on my list. Like going back in time - the art work is beautiful. The whole place is magnificent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a truly spectacular place to visit when in Venice. We decided to take a look around and were truly in awe at it's beauty. To enter the main part is free and then certain parts inside are charged for but only a couple of euros. The most expensive part is 5 euros and that's to go on to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited June 2016 before a cruise, the lineup looks long but moves pretty fast. Ladies, make sure your shoulders/tummy are covered up or they will give you a shawl to wear! It is breathtaking inside, definitely worth seeing. They do not allow photography so you need to be stealthy and no flash.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There really are no words to describe the sublime beauty of Basilica San Marco - it is a world treasure and should not be missed! We have visited on two occasions - once in 2011 and again in 2016. We could have spent hours taking in the arresting details. On both occasions, we went to the 9:00 a.m. mass on... More 

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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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