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Worth the small price for St Marks balcony

This museum is worth the small price for admission because it gets you to the balcony of the... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Wayne S
Mesa, Arizona
Worth the wait!

I only found out about Museum after I left Venice last year, so have waited a year to get up close... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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Piazza San Marco 7, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

This is a side trip from inside the Basilica. It is up very steep and high steps. There is a separate 5 euro charge. There are a great set of views of the interior of the church, a mosaic exhibit, the famous bronze horses, and...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Costs €5. It’s worth it. Entrance and exit are up some ancient steep stone steps. So be warned! Lovely view of the basil loaves from up there and also great view of the square from the balcony. Only place to get up close to the...More

Thank 3lund8lee
Reviewed 23 June 2018

This museum is worth the small price for admission because it gets you to the balcony of the Basilica at St Mark's which is a cool view from above. Also gets you access to the 4 original bronze horses that date back about 1000 years.

1  Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

I only found out about Museum after I left Venice last year, so have waited a year to get up close to The Quadrigo, the Horses of St Marks. And it was worth the wait, unfortunately you have to queue to enter the Basillica, then...More

Thank _stevenleetall
Reviewed 27 April 2018

No point in just visiting the interior of the stunning Basilica di San Marco and not pay to climb up to see the museum that houses the history of this holy church. Besides viewing some interesting artifacts and gaining insight to the construction of this...More

1  Thank Della G
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Definitely include this in your visit to the Basilica di San Marco. I am fascinated by the Quadriga and it was incredible to see it up close. The view from the basilica roof was very cool. It was great to get more of the history...More

Thank mikerutherford
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

OMG you must go inside this church. Make sure your pants or skirt are to your knees and shoulders covered. If not, you can purchase a white paper covering for 50 Euros. Pay a tour guide and skip the line and learn more than by...More

Thank annexplorer71
Reviewed 31 January 2017

A walk through Museo di San Marco takes you to historic areas guiding you through themes that are part of Venazia`s heritage : the banqueting hall of the doges, the basilica demonstrating phatastic textiles, mosaics, the quadriga, relicts and artworks of the past centuries, and...More

Thank Herbert B
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I think that this museum -- on the floor above the Basilica's main level -- is well worth the climb and 5 E admission charge. It features the original Four Horses of Saint Mark's (aka Triumphal Quadriga) and access to the copies outside on the...More

1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 8 October 2016

It is a small museum, but getting to see the Basilica ceiling and wall mosaics from up high is fantastic. Another wonderful sight is the original Triumphal Quadriga, also known as the Horses of Saint Mark's. Access to the museum is through the steep stairs,...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This museum holds interesting and beautiful art that you don't see every day. The mosaics are lovely. The four bronze horses are worth the visit. The stairs and floors are also works of art.

Thank AmandaOldRog
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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,
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MaryPaul F
27 May 2018|
Response from _stevenleetall | Reviewed this property |
Yes-you can only access the museum once you are inside the Basilica, so you could pay to skip the line to get that far, but the museum is not a busy place, (almost empty compared to the church itself) so no waiting time at... More