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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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  • Average7%
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“bronze horses” (214 reviews)
“gold mosaics” (153 reviews)
“museum upstairs” (125 reviews)
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San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed today via mobile

Well worth a visit. It's no wonder it took over 400 years to build. The gold mosaics are truly a labour of love as is the Pala d'Oro, but the mosaic floors must not be missed either. Hint: forget the 'skip the line' tour by...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'm not a fan of visiting churches as I do not like such displays of opulence. What made it wonderful for me is that the interior is not painted but made in mosaic with gold gilt. The work is amazing to see, however the downsides...More

Thank 55natty
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Impressive structure with a great history but a very disappointing experience. Any bags etc have to be deposited in another building as bags are prohibited. Ok it’s free but have never experienced this in any other religious building I have visited. Once inside it was...More

Thank tartnjohn
Reviewed yesterday

Let me start by saying that I am not Catholic, and so I don't have a religious attachment or reverence for this place. I looked at it merely as an example of a certain type of architecture and art. Some if it is very beautiful...More

Thank glengelf
Reviewed yesterday

We visited St Marks on a very busy day during carnival. We had to queue to get into the Treasury and to see the Palo d'ora but then had a good look round. Oddly the museum upstairs was not very busy. I think people might...More

Thank Macbad
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Basilica, still an active Church, is full of such treasures and beautifully executed ceilings and paintings gilded in gold. For me the standout are the Horses of Saint Mark, now indoors to prevent damage. (Replicas are on the outside.) They are bronze, full sized...More

Thank saek
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent views from the top - recommend for everyone!! You can see everything from here. Even cruise ships in dock!

Thank petetravel648
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very beautiful building. Very busy area. As it was Carnavale there were many people dressed up and a mini fun fair. Along with film crews and a stage with dancers etc. A really fun time was being had by all.

Thank N111kkx
Reviewed 3 days ago

Basilica di San Marco (Saint Mark’s Basilica) is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice and the most famous church in Venice. It overlooks Piazza San Marco and adjoins the Doge’s Palace. The church was founded in the 9th century to house...More

1  Thank burr6013
Reviewed 4 days ago

The main entrance is free but then you have to pay to see the treasure, then you have to pay again to see something else, then another room is extra. You end up paying around 20€ per person if you want to see everything (and...More

Thank Manon C
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!