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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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When looking at this it's hard to believe that it was created so long ago I the mosaics are amazing as is the building on the inside such a beauty is well worth the visit. Highly... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

When looking at this it's hard to believe that it was created so long ago I the mosaics are amazing as is the building on the inside such a beauty is well worth the visit. Highly recommended

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In part under renovation during the time of my visit. the inside of the church is very rich and beautiful.

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The Basilica is free, but check into the fast entry pass which can be obtained in advance online. No photos inside. But it is a stunning edifice.

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Really one of the most stunning sights, didnt get a chance to actually go in due to lack of time, but really enjoyed the exterior. Must see in Venice

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Take the time to see the inside of this amazing basilica! There are no photos allowed inside of the church. The gold mosaics are truly stunning and tell the story of salvation history, starting with the Old Testament mosaics on the ceilings outside, and the New Testament inside the church starting at the altar. Take your time and enjoy the... More 

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Make sure you check which queue you are standing in! There are 2 queues- one is free to go into the church; the other is 5euro/person for the museum. Tip: if the queue starts to go up the stairs it is the museum queue. However, you get to go on the balcony and get amazing views + museum is okay!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

amazing place i like very much its a fantastic square everybody must visit this place very big place with many many tourist

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

St. Mark's Basilica is a must do in Venice. Ornate exterior and gold plated walls make it spectacular. The history of the basilica is interesting and the museum on the upper floor should not be missed. The view from the top is a photo every visitor has in their photobook and is the best view of the square. Make sure... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We listened to the Rick Steves tour which we downloaded to the I-phone before our trip. We stood out side for some of the audio and then went to the bag check location. Just like Rick says, if you check your bag you can get a pass and go to the head of the line. We listed to the remaining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wonder this Basilica is. The paintings on the ceiling are breathtaking. So much gold coloring and beauty. We learned it started as a small chapel and through the centuries expanded to what we see today. Beautiful.

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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.