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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 good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bronze horses” (225 reviews)
“gold mosaics” (161 reviews)
“museum upstairs” (133 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see Basilica. Such an iconic landmark not to be missed. There are some long queues to get in, however do your research and jump the queue, there is an option (for a small fee i think) of going through another door....More

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Basilica is stunning! I particularly liked the elaborately decorated stone floors displaying different patterns throughout. The “treasure room” and the museum above didn’t impress me much but the view over Piazza San Marco next to the horses quadriga is truly spectacular. Not to skip...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful landmark in an amazing city. I wouldn’t take a pushchair as it’s not ideal, plus all those canal bridges!

Thank Toni H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely place to visit but be prepare for a long queue as the attraction is of great interest to all tourists.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can't visit Venice without going inside. Book online to beat the long queues of the August heat.

Thank r3vi3w3r
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Be prepared to stand in long lines if you are not using a tour company or guide. However and whatever way you choose see the Brasilia, it spectacular and awe inspired!

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Basilica is loaded with history of course but the views once you climb to the top of the dome are spectacular and worth the effort, if you can handle the many steps. Note, proper dress is a must or you our outfitted with a...More

Thank Joe G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The statues and stone carvings are amazing! Words and pictures do not do it justice. They are working on part of the front but it is still amazing

Thank paulmQ7116FE
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As all of the buildings in Venice this one is the best no word can describe it it must be viewed and just admired

Thank Ken P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is amazingly beautiful. There are always long queues so either arrive early or book in advance. Not to be missed. Spend around 2 hours here

Thank KFDOCTOR
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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
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Marta Z
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Response from Kaylee S | Reviewed this property |
I did not take a tour and don't regret doing so. I'm not sure what a tour costs though, so it's dependent on how much you want to know. Most things you could probably read through a guide book or finding information online... More
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Katie H
6 June 2018|
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Response from PeterRizal | Reviewed this property |
I read up on this myself and also came across the answer that knees should be covered. I went wearing trousers but I saw other men wearing shorts that did not cover their knees (though they were neatly dressed otherwise). On... More
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ls797
23 May 2018|
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Response from Adrian G | Reviewed this property |
not to sure but look website 6:45 on sunday looks good
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