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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 good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“bronze horses” (206 reviews)
“museum upstairs” (123 reviews)
“gold mosaics” (147 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 yesterday via mobile

Amazing on all counts! To avoid the long lines, get a fast track ticket online for about one euro per person. It was definitely worth it.

Thank Thewoodlandstexas
Reviewed yesterday

One of the half dozen must do's in Venice. Fabulous Basilica. Pay the extra 2 euros for full access. View form the top is lovely

Thank statestreet75
Reviewed yesterday

We had visited some years ago and when I saw the queues I was quite happy at that. Having said that it is a must visit place on a trip to Venice.

Thank Annafka12
Reviewed yesterday

Basilica di San Marco is a beautiful example of how our western culture is able to insert east (from good old Constantinople) magnificent drawings and icons into a great church dedicated to the apostle St. Mark. Certainly the piazza San Marco is the center of...More

Thank pablostalteri
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can visit basilica for free. There is a special entrance for those without ticket (free entrance). You enter the church On the rind hand site. You cannot take a backpack inside (there is a special place when you can leave it for free). There...More

Thank Aragorn65
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the most beautiful basilica's I've ever seen. All the artwork inside is done by tiny mosaic tiles that looks like paint. The gold color is so bright because it's actual gold sandwiched with glass. This place is perfection! It has some...More

Thank dpaigej
Reviewed 2 days ago

This city may be crowded, but at night the lights light up the most wonderful attractions in St Marks Square. It was beautiful!

Thank IrelandGirl1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

St Marks Basilica is certainly not the largest or tallest of the basilicas in Venice, but certainly one of the oldest and most interesting. Construction begin in 828, both Byzantine, Islamic and Gothic styles are clearly represented. With 85000 sq ft of gold mosaic, telling...More

Thank kalamakid
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an amazing church with such intricate detail, it's a must see. It is beautiful inside and out. Do not miss when in Venice - just such an incredible landmark.

Thank Eileen N
Reviewed 2 days ago

We returned to the square in the evening without our group and enjoyed dinner in a small cafe then walked around and listened to various performing groups who were playing beautiful music. It is truly romantic.

Thank janice r
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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September 7, 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
September 4, 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 :)
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Monica K | Reviewed this property |
I used Viator, they are awesome!