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Address: San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 270 8311
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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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Amazing architecture. Simply awesome, you can sit down and just admire this structure for ages. Impressive.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 13, 2015
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Gibraltar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

Amazing architecture. Simply awesome, you can sit down and just admire this structure for ages. Impressive.

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Olten, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

fantastic building....fantastic architecture....see and enjoy...beside the view destroyed by the invasion of tourists taking the view from it

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We were so excited to visit here since we had been in St Peters in Rome. This place is beautiful but thank god we did not wait in line to go inside. The fact that they have it all gated off and you have to walk like cattle going to slaughter took away from the whole experience. Nice from the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

A very impressive building, worth taking half an hour to visit. The queue was well over 50 meters long, but as we were keen to visit we joined the end! We were pleased we did as it only took 20 minutes to get it. The building is impressive, albeit it could do with a bit of a clean up inside.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

Beautiful cathedral like no other, and I've visited a fair few. We were warned about the queues and it is possible to prebook tickets to avoid the long lines, however, we visited quite late in the afternoon and did not have to wait very long. One word of warning you are prohibited from taking photos when inside the basilica which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely stunning, we didn't go inside as we had just been to Rome and were not doing anymore churches however was an amazing building in an amazing setting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

Well worth a visit. Free to get in but be warned you'll have to queue! Watch out for tourists pushing in the queues. A night time visit to the square is worth the trip, you'll see the Basilica fully lit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

What a beautiful place! Amazing mosaic work. I highly recommend the tour. Not only you get to skip the line, the tour guide was very knowledgeable of the basilica's history. The tour includes access to areas that individual visitor will need to pay separately. Too bad work is being done on the exterior, but still worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

This cathedral is quite different from others... The inside is quite darker and the decorations reveal the fine work by venezian workers.. The museum, however, is the important part. For 5€ you can climb to the balcony and visit the museum, filled with fine pieces of art! Do not miss it :) the treasure is also interesting but if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

The Basilica is very pretty! Different to other you probably have seen in Italy, this has brown marmol and very pretty altar! A must! Free entrance! You should dress apropiate!

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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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