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“Music from the outdoor restaurants fills the square”
Review of St. Mark's Square

St. Mark's Square
Ranked #4 of 827 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: It is said that Napoleon called San Marco "the drawing room of Europe." And it is a breathtakingly beautiful place. But the square has long been a lure for massive numbers of pigeons, drawn by the massive numbers of tourists who readily feed them. While the tourists happily post for photos amid the flock, there are concerns that the birds' presence--and what they leave behind--will damage the centuries old architecture and art work.
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Definitely recommend walking the square in the afternoon/evening when there are 5-6 bandstands with live bands playing concertos that echo in the square. Chase the pigeons (though they are tolerant and don’t fly away as they may in other cities) and admire the magnificent architecture surrounding you. Just beautiful.

Thank lovealwayslisa8
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Piazza san marco is beautiful so bring a camera snap some wonderful pictures with your family and enjoy the view. As for the restaurants prices are completely from another planet,unless you're ok with spending 8 euros for an espresso or 18 euros for a small granita or 23 euros for a shot of baileys when you can walk 3 minutes away and spend a fraction of that for the exact same thing.
Beautiful but way over priced !

Thank mr_realitylaval
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

So much history to learn (1500+ years) while visiting St. Mark's Square with beautiful cathedral, palace, and great cafes, live music every night and shopping/restaurants/bars. A great place to see the 100m tour (you can take elevator to the top for 8 euro).

Thank Rhett L
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

My standing recommendation to anyone visiting Venice during the summer season is check out sites very early or very late. It is just too crowded and too hot and humid in the afternoon. Early morning is pre-tour group, and most tour-groups have gone by early evening.

Thank Morrie G
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

This is obviously the main tourist destination in Venice. If your are staying in Venice I would strongly recommend going at sunrise one day. The plaza is empty and you will get amazing photo opportunities that you wouldn't get in the afternoon with a crowded plaza.

Thank Tim D
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