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Basilica di San Marco

San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 270 8311
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Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica Guided Tour
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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” (195 reviews)
“gold mosaics” (144 reviews)
“museum upstairs” (116 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:45 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even if you have been to a million churches in Italy at this point, you still won't want to miss this one. It's very different- with its gold-plated everything and Byzantine architecture. It's free but try to get there early or in the evening to...More

Thank Katherine B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The basilica itself is located next to the Doge's Palace in the Piazza San Marco. Built over 1,000 years ago, it displays beautiful examples of Romanesque and Byzantine architecture. Be sure to note the open and close times that will be posted outside the front...More

Thank Gringombiano
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just a square with lots of restaurants, some of the restaurants play music. There are lots of pigeons and people taking selfie's. The queue for climbing the Basilica was very long and the temperature was to hot to stand in with no shade till inside...More

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

St Marks is relaxing in the middle of the night when the crowds are gone. I had the chance to visit the square in the middle of the night on the way back to finding a lost ID and found it empty and enchanting. Try...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

2€ for a skip the line pass (Purchased on-line) is a bargain for visit to this magificent Basilica. Spend the extra 5€ when inside for a visit to the museum and balcony if you want to really make your trip worthwhile and for a fabulous...More

Thank DnK_Staffs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We didn't go in looks impressive from the outside but I would imagine like any other Basilica. Charged on entry like everything in Venice.... big queues so book skip the line or arrive early

Thank BandMa
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful basilica that gets very busy so get there early. They are very strict in terms of dress and noise so be respectful and you will have no problem.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Part of the magic of St Mark's Square. Get there early to avoid waiting too long. You have to see it to believe the quality of the architecture and the internal finishes.

Thank MattyOakmere
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's incredibly beautiful and opulent, both inside and out and you should definitely commit some time to see it while in Venice. BUT make sure to go on line and do the pre-booking "skip the line" tickets for 2 euros. Even though admission is generally...More

Thank DesmondSF
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went with my family. It was very impressive for us all. I loved visit and the atmosphere. It is also free.

Thank Jesus G
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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Carissa N
Hi! Which tour operator did you do the night tour with? I'm not sure who to book with? Any help will be greatly appreciated!
19 June 2017|
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Response from Ginga N | Reviewed this property |
Hi I used Viator I tried to post the link but it would not let me.
Hi, have heard that the lights come on for a period for a certain time of the day. Does anyone know when the lights come on (eg mosaics lit up). Any assistance would be appreciated
30 April 2017|
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Response from DominoV63 | Reviewed this property |
Ciao,le luci della Basilica vengono accesi dal crepuscolo all'alba.
Google Translation
Can I bring in a small bag with water bottle and a snack?
21 April 2017|
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Response from Radhika V | Reviewed this property |
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.