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Saint Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco)

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Address: San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39-041-5225205
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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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Takes your breath away

The interior of St Marks is absolutely stunning. The gold mosaics are incredibly beautiful. It is well worth spending the €3 to visit the treasury and the €2 to see the gold... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The interior of St Marks is absolutely stunning. The gold mosaics are incredibly beautiful. It is well worth spending the €3 to visit the treasury and the €2 to see the gold alterpiece at the rear of the church. Don't be put off by the queue, it moves quickly. No large bags are allowed inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A trip to Venice would not be complete without a visit here. Tip..... Try and get there by 9.45, otherwise be prepared to que for up to 45 minutes. Tip....Ladies have to have shoulders and knees covered so bear this in mind when visiting. Tip..... Rucksacks or large bags have to be handed in down a side street ( staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is another stunning building in St Mark's Square. The queues are always very long so we went on their website and bought 'skip the queue' tickets for only 2Euros each. Definitely recommended! The Basilica is otherwise free to go in but as other reviewers have said you must cover your knees and shoulders or buy a wrap from them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There re not enough words to describe how beautiful this is, you have to see it yourself, it has so many intricate details, it's simply stunning!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the must see/do while in Venice. Magnificent place. Unique pieces you are not going to see anywhere else. There is a cost to be able to see the altar but at 2 euros well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a highlight of our visit to Venice. We took an after-hours tour of the Basilica with an excellent guide. The tour took us in after the admissions for the general public were closed. So we had the whole Basilica to ourselves. They even turned on the lights so we could see all the gold mosaics in all their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is important to respect the dress code. Ladies no bare shoulders( people took a shawl if necessary) and no short shorts!! Gents proper T-shirt with short sleeves and shorts were fine. Also, no back packs are allowed in. You have to check your back pack and it is down an alley way near the Bascilica which we wouldn't have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would recommend a walking tour here because there is a rich history to it and there's lots more to see then your average Basilica. We didn't have a walking tour as we had Rick Steve's Audio Guide which made the visit so much more interesting and rewarding as it gives you knowledge and insight into what you are looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First, pay the 2 euro on-line and get a specific entry time. Second, pay the 10 euro or so to go to all 3 of the museums. It amazed me how few people went to the terrace to see the bronze horses. It provides the best view of the square and the museum itself is fascinating.

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A stunning piece of religious architecture,make sure you visit the museum up stairs €10 per person where you can walk around the dome and have an awesome view of st marks square

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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.