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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bronze horses” (212 reviews)
“gold mosaics” (148 reviews)
“museum upstairs” (123 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The building is very beautiful both inside and outside. I don’t give 5 stars because they don’t allow any photos and because the lighting at night is not nice at all.

Thank Luiz C
Reviewed yesterday

The Basilica Di San Marco is truly amazing. We took a guided tour, Viator, given by Moses, yes really Moses....He was a walking Wikipedia about the basilica. Ancient and amazing, beautiful. We took the after hours tour so were there with a small group and...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Most enjoyable and educational experience that I had while there It is impressive and it’s history even more so If you go ask about the Venice high tides and the effects on the Basilica

Thank chinatravler022
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip to Venice. Luckily we visited in November so not many queues, we got 8n quite easily. Inside is a treasure trove of history. The ceiling is covered in beautiful gold mosaic. The Pal d’ Ora contains the relics...More

Thank Bernard C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I recommend this place to visit at dawn. Magnificent architecture. Do not forget that you can not feed pigeons.

Thank Anzhelika P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an beautiful experience. We went up the steps to the gift shop and paid at this point unsure of how much we would get to see but wow, when we walked through the shop and could hear the service as we wandered out onto...More

Thank Viewmytrip
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The walk through the main sanctuary is free and quick. It's 10€ or so to go upstairs, but it's definitely worth it to see the ceiling from up close. Make sure to go on the balcony outside to get a view of the square and...More

Thank Nate D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a beautiful building and so unique. Make sure you walk to the top, and see the view from balcony of the square

Thank LM3131
Reviewed 3 days ago

Phenomenal. If you've seen too many cathedrals already and are tempted to skip this one, don't! It's magnificent. Pay the five euros to see the views inside and outside upstairs. Unlike any others.

Thank Macsmom201
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go early to avoid the longest queues. Yes it's huge, solidly built and likely to be crowded but it's worth seeing for the artwork on the ceilings and facade, and just marvelling at the amount of time and effort that's gone into producing something of...More

Thank KNM2012
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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6 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
4 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!