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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%
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“bronze horses” (200 reviews)
“gold mosaics” (148 reviews)
“museum upstairs” (121 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

I had a bottle of prosecco in the main square with my wife a few weeks ago. It is a tremendous square and historically, it has to be right up there with anything I have seen. The annoyance has to be multiple people trying to...More

Thank raouldukelondon
Reviewed 24 July 2016

What a building, Simply stunning to look at and great for phtos for your memory box. Lots of people seem to stand in awe just taking in the fantastic architecture

Thank Janet E
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We timed our visit to coincide with the free guided tour in English at 11.30. To ensure that we were inside the porch of the Basilica at the right time for the tour we prepaid the €2 each to queue jump and at 11.15. Remember...More

Thank flan_1969
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Had a free weekend on a business trip. Mass at the Basilica di San Marcos was moving. Perhaps the most beautiful cathedral in the Christian world. Visit in the morning - long lines later in the day.

Thank byanak
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

A huge and ornate with a multitude of domes and toweres. St. Mark's Basilica is the centrepiece of St. Mark's Square. It was originally built in the 9th century but has been rebuilt extensively over time. The cathedral's opulent design and glittering gold mosiacs served...More

Thank Anil B
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

There was a long wait in the summer heat to see this incredible most magnificent church of St. Mark, The Evangelist but it cannot be missed. Once in the Basillica it was beautifully decorated in pure gold. Our tour guide said that the church is...More

Thank JTK111
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is one of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen. It was at the top of my list to see it again! Be sure to have a guide take you inside. You'll want to know all about the church. There is so much history...More

Thank Travelingagain1970
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Stunning!! An amazing place to visit. Had to queue a bit to get in but well worth it. Make sure if you visit that above the knee and shoulders are covered - and back packs need to be put in storage in a place down...More

Thank Neil G
Reviewed 24 July 2016

A truly awe inspiring tour you can take in Venice is St. Mark's Basilica after dark. We booked on Expedia but several tour companies provide this unique and exceptional activity. Avoid the lines and the heat and tour this remarkable basilica after it has closed...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Pre purchase your entry queues horrendous! We went in through the fast track door, crowded so slow progress inside. Ladies need shoulders and knees covered if you forget they sell you a rubbish wrap. Yes beautiful ornate building with opulent ceilings we weren't on a...More

Thank Alison 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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7 September 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
5 September 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 :)
19 June 2017|
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Response from Monica K | Reviewed this property |
I used Viator, they are awesome!