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Basilica di San Marco

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Address: San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
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+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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Iconic and historic granduer

Take a step back, walk around it, if you can, and admire the complete structure of this magnificent basilica. Oozing historic charm and tragedy, it must be a must visit in Venice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Adelaide, South Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take a step back, walk around it, if you can, and admire the complete structure of this magnificent basilica. Oozing historic charm and tragedy, it must be a must visit in Venice. Step inside and you almost feel the presence equal to St Peters. Breathtaking and inspirational no matter what you denomination and beliefs. The sheer history is soul searching... More 

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Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful church with a very peculiar architecture and fantastic golden tiles. Free entrance to the main church. To visit the museum, balcony and some special parts of the basilica you need to pay extra fare. Visit is suspended at special times of the day due to high tide. Pay special attention to the floor.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only planning needed is to know when it is open. If you also read when the lights on the mosaics in the ceiling are on (1 hour a day) then yes you do need to plan. The interior is stunningly beautiful. The exterior is accessible from the first floor where you can look out over San Marc's Square. there... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Big Piazza with some restaurants, these restaurants include service charge where others at the Sea don't. Also be careful of the attacking birds.

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Caxias Do Sul, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the place is absolutely beautiful and full of history, everyone should get the opportunity to visit it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very beautiful Basilica and the entry is free. Make sure you don't carry and bags, they are not allowed inside. Nevertheless if you end up with a bag there is a cloak room where you can deposit it, but its very hard to find this as it is located in one of the narrow streets and not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a very beautiful church with very nice architecture. It is free to enter the ground floor but it is pay to see parts of the bottom floor and to visit upstairs. I only paid to see the top floor in which you get a view down of the church, a museum and you can step onto the roof... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This basilica was absolutely gorgeous, both exterior and interior. It may arguably be nicer than Saint Peters Basilica in Rome. All of the detail is amazing in the architecture, artwork, marble, floor tiles, mosaics, etc. Though unlike Saint Peter's basilica, photos/videos are not allowed inside and there are 2 fees to pay to get inside and again to approach the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful views of the venue - I didn't go in as I wanted to avoid crowds however i would highly recommend visiting when there are less crowds so you can truly appreciate this area and surroundings in a peaceful way. I experienced it in snow, sunrise, and after the sun had set!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful building but there are a lot of areas you have to pay to go into. If you just walk through it is free. Was not very busy so we were able to take our time and wander a little, but you still only need ten minutes or so.

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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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