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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

We took a vip night time tour of the Basilica and visited also the outside during the day. It is glorious and we learnt so much from our guide. Being inside with just 15 other people at night time and seeing the mosaics lit up...More

Thank b2dac
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We chose to go on a Monday morning at about 10am.. there were no cruise ships about..so there were no queues..although your not meant to take photos all the tourists were, so I sneaked some too..The pictures speak for themselves...enjoy.

Thank bodillym
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We queued to get in, the queue was long but moved very quickly so don’t let that put you off. Beautiful inside, we didn’t pay, we just looked around at the free bit. Inside you can light a candle and say a prayer if you...More

Thank 950NikkiB
Reviewed yesterday

Have done the after hours tour twice. Beautiful! About sixteen of you in the church and it’s so quiet.You can see the amazing floors,get taken down into the crypt. When you enter in a very dim light they get you to sit whilst they put...More

Thank juliesparke
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a well kept religious site. The Q may be large but is worth the wait. It is not permitted to take any pictures inside and dress to respect the church - shoulders covered and shorts below the knee. The treasure room contains lots...More

Thank russela2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

We reserved a “skip-the-line” time slot for our visit. For two persons this was 6 euro. It seemed to have been a good idea, because there was a long line to get in to the normal entrance. We had a short wait when our time...More

Thank michaelmartman
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really good to see but very busy, we didn't Que too long and we didn't pay to get in, you only pay if you want to go to the top which is worth it for the view.

Thank eliotdonn01
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In the middle of St Mark’s square lies the biggest basilica i’ve ever seen in Venice! Guards are also strict in bag checks, we cannor bring big backpacks inside. A must-see, must-visit place, especially to pray.

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was November, and everyone local commented on how crowded it was in Venice. The historic flooding was just in abatement by November 1-2 but yet it was terribly crowded. The line was long to get in to the basilica - we skipped it. Took...More

Thank Joann B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Under renovation work, and heavily crowded. Snap and few photos and move on... I like how the flood platforms are just left cluttering the walkways.

Thank dyaasy
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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 dhenski | Reviewed this property |
Admission to the building is free of charge. There is a fee - 2 or 3 Euro - to access the exhibit and the crypt.
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.
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