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St Mark's Basilica Skip the Line Ticket
from US$3.59*
St Mark's Basilica Skip the Line Ticket
from US$3.59*
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed today

Beautiful niece of Konstantin the Great’s Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Exceptionally superb blending of the Byzantine style and the Western architecture of great cathedrals, and also of the Byzantine and the Western ecclesiastical ornamental arts.

Thank Peter O
Reviewed today via mobile

I thought given the review this would be the highlight of our trip but I was a bit disappointed Ensure you get a 3 EUR fast track pass online before you go since the standard line will take over an hour to get in. When...More

Thank lawrencekidd
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We tried a strategy we read about in Rick Steves' book. We checked our large backpack in at the free bag storage the church provides. This storage area is to the left of the church as you face it, in a separate building...just ask for...More

1  Thank Carlsbadhappy
Reviewed yesterday

Don't miss this. This majestic structure defies the tourists cameras and beggars belief as to it's construction....all that weight and built on wood and water!

Thank flexoandbender
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent view inside but the church runs a sneaky policy of charging little for main entry (into one room) then charging much more per area that you really want to visit inside - not a very open and honest way of charging. Amazing view from...More

Thank moga454
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were SO fortunate to have had the privilege of the after hours dark to light tour at 830 pm. Was arranged by our tour director and local private guide. Only a few groups a year get this opportunity. Was one of the most spine...More

Thank Al R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Go early to avoid crowds. Our tour was early morning when few people were walking about the square. Beautiful, can’t miss sight. Take the tour where you can go out on the terrace. Beautiful views. Highly recommend.

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The line to enter the basilica is always super crowded Could not enter it on weekend. But the surrounding area is pretty amazing during the day.. good music, great good and shops

Thank kewal d
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The whole area is awful. So many rules from don’t sit down (unless you pay someone) to don’t feed the pigeons. Catching a boat can take an hour. Give it a miss.

Thank HectorJonesBaron
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good visit. Long queues, free to enter but charged whilst inside to see certain parts. Still amazing to see inside and a must visit.

Thank David G
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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
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August 20, 2018|
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Response from traveler9955 | Reviewed this property |
Treasury and other relics may incur a small fee but the main basilica is a church and free
August 17, 2018|
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Response from P0702-Orlando | Reviewed this property |
I had on sandals and didn’t have an issue. I was just there in May, but not sure if that is/isn’t a part of their official dress code. They are more focused on shoulders and knees.
Marta Z
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Kaylee S | Reviewed this property |
I did not take a tour and don't regret doing so. I'm not sure what a tour costs though, so it's dependent on how much you want to know. Most things you could probably read through a guide book or finding information online... More