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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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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. I'd say it's a personal preference, but we still enjoyed it without a tour guide if that helps?!