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Address: San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 270 8311
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09:45 - 17:00
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:45 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Blending the architectural styles of East and West, Venice's magnificent...

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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Crowded but beautiful

The main floor is free to visit, but the upper level and the treasure room are paid. This is a very large structure and the line ups to enter can be very long.

Reviewed 20 May 2016
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Halton Hills, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

The main floor is free to visit, but the upper level and the treasure room are paid. This is a very large structure and the line ups to enter can be very long.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This church was built to house the bones of St. Mark, which was stolen by two Venetians in 828. There are beautiful Byzantine style mosaics. The inside of the church reflects that it holds the remains of St. Mark. The church is free, but to see the bones of St. Mark costs 3 euros.

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Kuala lumpur
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I went to Venice recently to visit my wife's relatives. Thanks God, I've visited Venice. The city is wonderful and full of romance.. We liked the place. Communication is good but pricey. Food is very expensive. Lot's of souvenir shops everywhere. Price is flexible. So, be careful when buying things. Don't forget to ask for a better price as you... More 

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Riva Del Garda, Italy
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

You can not visit Venice without visiting the Basilica. One little hint to skip the long line. Go to the place were you check your backpacks as indicated on the signs in front of the church and you will be given a pass to skip the line and go right in. The interior is beyond description. Be sure you experience... More 

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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

A must visit when in venice, beautiful and full of history. Make sure you go up to top and visit the museum and step outside, you get the best view over st marks square and the grand canal

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

You have to queue to get in. The terrace and the museum are worth paying the extra for. The Armoury was a bit of a waste of time. Worth a visit.

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Malibu, California
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

The exterior is awesome and crowded. Interior is awesome but dark and crowded. conic and filled with old venetian art. Stand in line for the gold thingy behind the main alter. We liked the smaller churches we found just wandering around. It's a must see since you're here, but then go to the smaller churches.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Get there early, although it opens 9:45 they started letting people in at 9:25. Some areas are free of charge, some like the museum and terrace have a charge. If you pay for all bits it is only 10 euros. The whole place is lovely. My guide book said it takes 15 minutes but with museum and terrace allow at... More 

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Tonbridge, Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Join the many crowds who visit this place each year. Wonder in the way the floors and walls are decorated

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Basilica fulfilled our expectation, if you are there just pay more 2€ in order to see great Pala d’Oro.

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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 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.
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