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St. Mark's Cathedral is of a unique beauty and with a rich history and entrance is free.
But attention, it's free to enter and see the cathedral inside, everything else (jewels, altar, museum, terrace) is to pay and well!
This cathedral is a must see due to its beauty and historical significance. The lines were long so we paid the fee for skip the line tickets. It was well worth the modest fee. We also paid the extra fee to go up the stairs...More
We loved the experience. We were surprised by the additional costs as we proceeded through the building. I would have much preferred to pay one set cost at the onset. We cued up inside as the crowd is constant, and as we turned a corner...More
I am not a religious person however I was completely blown away by the magnitude and wealth of this place. Nothing can quite prepare you for the overwhelming feeling you get walking around and constantly being shouted at to not take any photos. Do not...More
We visited in October when the weather was cooler and crowds less dense. Having said that, there were still over 100 people in the queue, so we were glad we had pre-purchased a 'skip the queue' ticket. Once inside there are a couple of 'pay...More
It is free entry but once you’re inside you have to pay for add ons like the treasure etc. We felt we were herded round a bit as you have to follow everyone else and there isn’t really a chance to go “off piste”
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
Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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
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. I'd say it's a personal preference, but we still enjoyed it without a tour guide if that helps?!