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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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“gold mosaics” (153 reviews)
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San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited the Basilica twice - once as a tourist and once for Sunday morning mass. I'm glad I did both because many parts of the Basilica are roped off when tourists visit. For Sunday mass, you have a few minutes both before and after...More

Thank KPfeff
Reviewed 2 days ago

This building is very good for picture taking both during the day & in the evening. My wife and I felt very safe at both times in this area.

Thank antman57
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited this Basilica and inside is very beautiful, awesome and was happy to be inside this church. Would like to visit Venice again and see all these churches etc.

Thank senarathaw
Reviewed 3 days ago

This Basilica is pretty, but its relevance lies in the fact that it is the namesake and cornerstone of Piazza San Marco (which is a must-see!). It is also near Doge Palace, so you basically get all of these major tourist attractions in one area....More

Thank meg b
Reviewed 3 days ago

There was no line to get into San Marco in late November. You must check all bags about a block away. You could spend time in San Marco when you can't normally during a more busy period. The basilica has beautiful mosaics throughout much of...More

Thank Jim_atl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the Eastern Byzantine design of this church, not having researched it beforehand. Gorgeous. Be sure and pay to see the Pala d’Oro and go through a side door to enter the third chapel in the left transept. You can quietly...More

Thank AmyDakar
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place...... The raised platforms outside and in the foyer are for you to stand on during high tide Very historical church, the architecture of the church and its plaza are beautiful Great photo spot

Thank Hawki64
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was an interesting experience, it had free entrance but, special parts of the Basilica had an entrance fee, for example: St. Mark’s treasure had a 3€ fee, the Palace d’oro 5€. It was a very big building with extraordinary paintings and treasures. As the...More

Thank doru16
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you make it to Piazza San Marco, you should spend a few moments to wander thru this church! It is spectacular! Really not supposed to take pictures inside although it seemed like most everybody did. I did take a couple on the outside.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Outstanding architecture and decor, I'm not a religious person but really appreciated the workmanship that went into this place.... Only complaint is some people don't understand the don't take photo signs( or is just a lack of respect? )

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 |
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