Basilica di San Marco

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Basilica di San Marco
4.5
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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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Neighbourhood: 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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Santee, CA31 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
After researching and reading reviews, we wanted to get the opportunity to say the rosary with a prayer group and attend mass at this Basilica, and we did.

We arrived at the left side of the Basilica if you’re facing the front of the the Basilica. This side entrance allows you into an area with several alters, so we entered and sat in a lighted area within the Basilica. At 6:25pm Saturday May 21st, 2022, a priest wearing a black robe entered the lighted area, sat in the chair with the mic and at 6:25pm began the rosary.

At exactly 6:45pm, mass started. It was a full mass, regular mass with communion. Just the fact that I was able to enter the Basilica just for the opportunity to say the rosary and then attend mass at this Holy and Blessed Basilica was everything I wanted, excellent Saturday evening
Written 22 May 2022
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oktrip
uk43 contributions
May 2022
Incredible building, best to pre book visit as the tourists have returned to Venice. They are building flood defences outside.
Written 19 May 2022
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Lesley F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates40 contributions
Feb. 2022
We did the guided tour with get your guide. Wouldn't do this again, too rushed, not enough time to peruse and take it all in. Get the app, headphones and do the tour in your own time.
Written 16 May 2022
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Tracey M
New Haven, CT78 contributions
May 2022
An incredible place. The mosaics are unreal, and the floor literally undulates because of the water and age. Try to get a nighttime tour
Written 16 May 2022
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JJOH
Doha, Qatar636 contributions
May 2022
Loved this pkace but ve warned.if I gad not gone in the museum I would have left seriously disappointed and unimpressed. You really do need to go there as it gives you a much better experience and understanding
Written 15 May 2022
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bebsaurus_13
Paris, France753 contributions
May 2022
There isnt't much to add to the 19 000 5 star reviews for this Basilica, it truly is an unmissible sight in Venice and well worth the entry.

The mosaics are beautiful, extremely well maintained and mesmerising, meanwhile the rest of the Basilica is well decorated.

My only additional comment is that it worth it to get the skip the line tickets if you have many things to visit while on your trip.
Written 15 May 2022
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Dhillie
Lincoln, UK15 contributions
May 2022
So much majesty, awe and exotic styling and materials. Much to admire see and photograph.a must see got anyone travelling into Venice
Written 14 May 2022
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Joanne J
Teignmouth, UK150 contributions
Apr. 2022
We went on a Sunday and were told only parts were open but the singing during the service made it for us and we saw all we wanted. A most amazing golden Basilica.
Written 7 May 2022
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Stuart B
Carshalton, UK486 contributions
Mar. 2022
We didn't have long to stand in the queue to get in which was a bonus. It costs 3 euros to get in which isn't too bad but then you pay extra to see the Golden Altar and climb to balconies. on average its 20 euros per person. Worth it, yes.
Written 28 April 2022
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Phil Larkin
34 contributions
Apr. 2022
Of course, this is why people come to Venice and you will have to queue but honestly, it was not that bad for us. About 25-30 minutes on Easter Monday. It is worth the 3 euro entrance. Inside is amazing. You should pay the 5 euro to see the byzantine altar ( Pala D'Oro - 10th century gold with inlaid Jewels. You should also pay the additional 7 euros to see the museum and the 4 gilded Horses as well as the spectacular view over St Mark's square from the top BUT be aware that there is a very steep staircase up and down and the steps are not all even so not ideal for older people or those with mobility problems. There may be a lift but we did not find one. A highlight of our visit!
Written 18 April 2022
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