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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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bronze horses” (213 reviews)
“gold mosaics” (152 reviews)
“museum upstairs” (125 reviews)
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San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An amazing building of beauty and quite a feat of building engineering. The intricate carvings, statues, and details are truly stunning.

Thank MrMrsHappyR
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is so much to see and digest in this basilica! Everywhere your eyes turn, there is beauty. Unfortunately, there is no audio and/or write up for the works of art.

Thank connie m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was in awe when we entered the Basilica of San Marco. To think this was just a private place of worship for the Doge of Venice! Important events were held here also but it was not until the early part of the 19th Century...More

Thank jmorsem
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Incredible building, especially on the inside. We didn’t pay the extra fees to visit the treasures and balcony (totally about €8) but we spent 10 minutes looking around the main parts which are free. Very impressive and worth popping in.

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of my Favorite Churches in all the World. Basilica do San Marco is quite magical with all the splendid mosaics and everything else inside. Right at the center of Piazza San Marco, see the church, walk around, go to Florian for a Cappuccino, Spritz...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Venice one summer and found enormous queues for the Basilica in baking hot weather. My advise is to book tickets ahead online or even a skip the line ticket deal. In winter , I was able to visit with no queue to speak of....More

Thank gaenorcherry
Reviewed 3 days ago

OMG the mosaics! Considering the origins date back to 9th century it is hard to believe what you are actually seeing. Beautiful, peaceful and thought provoking. I adored it.

Thank Steelysurrey
Reviewed 4 days ago

Main attraction in Venice, the only Piazza -public and political gatherings in history - next to the wonderful Doce (President of the Venetian Republic) Palace. Oriental design showing the encounter between west and east. Beautiful church.

Thank יוסי ג
Reviewed 5 days ago

Read about it's history before visiting it. That way you won't be overloaded during a tour. It's a spectacular place inside and out. Everyday I'm in Venice I take time to have a cappuccino at Florians and drink in the beauty of this building in...More

Thank sledgessl
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had such a moving experience here. I took some time to sit in the Marian chapel and pray and felt "touched" in a wonderful way. While the basilica is full of magnificence I found the presence of the Lord to be more powerful than...More

Thank lisa j
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!