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Basilica di San Marco

San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 270 8311
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed July 21, 2016

Huge queues . Masses of people spoiling the whole thing . And it's actually pretty grim inside . I wouldn't bother . Stand outside and just look at it and feel the History instead.

Thank Tee E
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Well worth a visit,lots of history all around this building ,although I was surprised to find the interior walls are plain,very impressive architecture on the outside.

Thank teemay2016
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building. As it's on St Mark's square you will not miss it. Absolutely stunning building. It gets very crowded at busy times so if you want to avoid this best to go early or in the evening.

Thank Natalie M
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Lines to go in long but pretty fast. You have to wear appropriate clothing to go in, and you can't bring backpacks in.. But there's a place to put bags then come back. Free to go in but have to pay to view the Pala...More

Thank Lauramustgetfit
Reviewed July 21, 2016

I came here with my daughter it is beautiful amazing place. A must to see, another off my bucket list!

Thank Carmela D
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Better go during late afternoon around 4:00pm - 6:00pm because most of the tourists (groups) has left. It is a free entry cathedral and all those architect was humongous and gorgeous and I couldn't explain it by words but it's probably the most beautiful place...More

Thank KelseyWong
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Free to enter, but the queue is very long! Moves relatively quickly though. There is the option to book online, where I think you pay a reservation fee, but it can be nice to be in the queue, and people watch and see the Campanile...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2016

If you dont like crowds dont go................. this place has a few attractions and all add on expenses I might add, do not attempt to bring a backpack in as you will get directed to a cloak room across the road and loose your spot...More

Thank Deanne D
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This is stunning to see, I would recommend booking a tour before you leave home, double up with dodge palace with a skip the que tour, you won't want yo be standing for hours in the hot sun! But it's a must.

Thank Felicity S
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The Basilica is on St Marks Square so you will see it regardless of whether you intend to visit it or not. It is a beautiful building although the bell tower is not (which you can climb although we didn't due to the wait). You...More

Thank Carole D
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
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September 6, 2017|
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Response from Kieran S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were there on the Tuesday & we made a point of being in the Basilica from 11.30am as it is illuminated at this time, I believe it's like this for an hour. I remember seeing something about weekends where the times are... More
September 4, 2017|
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
We took pictures, didn't stop anyone taking pictures. It's a beautiful place :) You should try to visit some of the beautiful churches too if you can :)
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Monica K | Reviewed this property |
I used Viator, they are awesome!