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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed today

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!

Thank Rigonar
Reviewed today

My husband and I couldn't wait to enter Basilica di San Marco. What an outstanding building. We picked the perfect day to go as the light was coming in through the windows in all the right places.

Thank Cate H
Reviewed today via mobile

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

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Reviewed today

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

Thank KateMcc32
Reviewed today

There is no where else in the world like this. It always takes ones breath away. The tomb of St.Mark and a trip to see the horses are well worth the few euros required.

Thank John N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Outside lovely. There are better ways to spend time then entering church unless important to you. Loved the rest of st marks square especially Doge palace

Thank coolyu
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank Eniko H
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank rhythmking
Reviewed yesterday

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”

Thank janicejnm
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful Basilica and well worth the visit. We were very glad that we’d bought the skip the line tickets and it was really busy with a line line to buy tickets.

Thank KiraGoller
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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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21 August 2018|
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Response from dhenski | Reviewed this property |
Admission to the building is free of charge. There is a fee - 2 or 3 Euro - to access the exhibit and the crypt.
18 August 2018|
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Response from P0702-Orlando | Reviewed this property |
I had on sandals and didn’t have an issue. I was just there in May, but not sure if that is/isn’t a part of their official dress code. They are more focused on shoulders and knees.
Marta Z
14 August 2018|
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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