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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bronze horses” (197 reviews)
“gold mosaics” (146 reviews)
“museum upstairs” (117 reviews)
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San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed March 30, 2016

Impressive from the outside but stunning on the inside. Visited on Easter Monday and very busy but I am sure it is the same every day. Sitting inside, we listening to a lady singing - the acoustics were superb. Well worth. A wait to go...More

Thank Andrew c
Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Saint Mark one of Jesus's evangelists with Mathew, Luke and John is buried in a tomb under the alter at this Basilica. The alter is made of gold and jewels. It can be switched between two alter backdrops. The ceiling is designed with mosaic tiles...More

Thank Jetaa83
Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Managed to beat the queues and walked straight in. A brilliant experience. You will not be disappointed!

Reviewed March 30, 2016

The tour through the Vatican museum was overcrowded, overly hot and therefore not very enjoyable. However, once we reached the Basilica it was a "WOW" moment. It is splendid! and HUGE!!!!!! and very awe-inspiring!

Thank cjohnsoa
Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Dont let the lines fool you. It does not take long to get into the basilica. Ensure u have nothing bigger than a hand bag. Be warned if u want to access any areas other than the main church (terrace, treasure room, behind the altar)...More

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Free to get in but you pay only a few euro to access the treasure room, amazing tiled mosaic floor. You have to go in and see for yourself

Thank Wayne P
Reviewed March 30, 2016

we took a guided tour of the basilica and it was worth every penny, the interior is spectacular and the guide explains everything of interest , highly recommended

Thank misspog
Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous church. If you can get a tour do so as you'll get very little from the rapid rushed walk through the church in silence. It felt very perfunctory. Nice to see but you're in and through in minutes as the queue is so long...More

Thank Tuckumbo11
Reviewed March 30, 2016

Great to look at and free to get in... You do have to pay to go upstairs in the museum (€5 - and it is interesting), and another €2 to see other parts. They don't accept rucksacks, deposit you bag (for free) in a side...More

1  Thank Clarioner1966
Reviewed March 30, 2016

Something you have to see but I felt a little disappointed compared to other basilicas in Europe, suppose if they give it a dust it could be damaged, but that's just me, thought it would be more spendid.

Thank Linda J
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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Ciao,le luci della Basilica vengono accesi dal crepuscolo all'alba.
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Yes, a small bag/purse is allowed but bag packs have to be checked at the cloak room for free. The instructions are displayed at the entry, u can't miss it.