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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” (199 reviews)
“gold mosaics” (149 reviews)
“museum upstairs” (119 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

The Basilica is a most - is an iconic building> the problem is that no matter what time of day there is a long queue and whilst we were there it was two hours. In temperatures of 35 degrees with no shade we had to...More

Thank Lynda W
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Long queues but definitely worth a visit including the museum on the first floor - great views inside and out.

Thank Terassa T
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Detail is incredible took a great deal of photos with zoom lens , up close, enjoyed photos once back at home, do not miss this you will be amazed.

Thank Elias K
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

People gather around here to catch a glimpse of the magnificent clockwork. And these renovated pieces do not disappoint.

Thank Anshumanafsa
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting church with great story. Lots of symbolism in and on the building. Long lines which none of us like so we pre ordered the tickets.

Thank Sabine161033
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I was humbled by the immensity of the interior, the dedication of the artisans who intricately created the ever-changing mosaics -

Thank SanFranciscoPrincess
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We were in St Mark's Square on a Saturday afternoon/evening when it was crowded with people. Most of them taking photos on their selfie sticks. We got up early on Sunday morning, to attend 7:00 AM mass. What a fabulous time to see St Mark's...More

1  Thank KLM1
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Not up to standards of churches in Florence or Rome. . OK if you have not been to other churches. Long wait times. Euro 4 Skip the line ticket worth it.

Thank Joe J
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Time your visit for a little before they turn on the interior lights and stay to enjoy the difference between the merely fantastic versus the wow.

Thank CapeCodFans
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Plaza had amazing views from all angles. No other place like it in the world. Music was being played and the statues surrounding the plaza were remarkable.

Thank abdelm_08
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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Response from Ginga N | Reviewed this property |
Hi I used Viator I tried to post the link but it would not let me.
29 April 2017|
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Response from DominoV63 | Reviewed this property |
Ciao,le luci della Basilica vengono accesi dal crepuscolo all'alba.
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Response from Radhika V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a small bag/purse is allowed but bag packs have to be checked at the cloak room for free. The instructions are displayed at the entry, u can't miss it.