Basilica di San Marco

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Basilica di San Marco
4.5
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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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Neighborhood: 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 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.
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JosteinJ
Drammen, Norway376 contributions
A fascinating place.
Oct 2021
Queueing for about an hour - and we were in. Again so many treasures and so much to see. You pay the entrance fee, and inside there are extra for otter sections of the church.
Written 27 October 2021
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Quintin S
London, England, United Kingdom130 contributions
Worth waiting in the que
Oct 2021
a trip is not complete without visiting this iconic building.

The entry is only 3 euros
Add ons , Pala da Oro, Gold alter , 5 euros (Unless you a historian, not worth it)
Add ons , Horses and Museum, 7 euros (definitely do this , you get a great view over the square and the museum has alot of artefacts.
Add ons, 5 -15 euros audio guide , worth buying .

A trip to venice is not complete without a visit
Written 20 October 2021
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Demonet
Dallas, TX211 contributions
Amazing views and gorgeous basilica!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Just gorgeous!!! I recommend going here late in the day. Lines are super short and then you can be on the balcony during sunset. Well worth going to the top and seeing the bronze horses!
Written 15 October 2021
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John H
Tonbridge, UK180 contributions
Beauty of the Basilica
Oct 2021
This Basilica is quite outstanding and ranks to me with the Familia Sagrada and ahead of the Cistine Chapel as somewhere to visit.

The feel of the Basilica is warm and welcoming, the artwork on the exterior is beautiful and the incredible paintings, statues and sculptures ( eg the four Wild Horses) are truly memorable.

We spent a fascinating one and a half hours there. Never bored and constantly amazed by what we saw and the range of beautiful artefacts including the Pala d'Ora and the painting/mural of the Family Tree.
Written 11 October 2021
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cymopterus
Salt Lake City, UT282 contributions
Don't Miss the Upstairs Museum and Views
Oct 2021
An amazing church not to be missed. The entrance fee for the main church is 3 Euros, but it also worth the 7 Euro charge to visit the upstairs museum and the interior and outside views. The views of the interior provide a great perspective of the church and closeup of some of the mosaic art. The outside views of San Marco Square are iconic. The Museum also contains the original four bronze horses dating to more than 2000 years ago. Reproductions now grace the church's facade .
Written 7 October 2021
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Arnold M
Yerevan, Armenia65 contributions
Architecture!
Oct 2021 • Family
Nice sites. Architecture is a wonderful combination of different styles. Really a day is not enough to explore everything.
Written 4 October 2021
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huskertravelers
Omaha, NE1,009 contributions
Beautiful inside and out
Aug 2021
The Basilica is the focal historical piece of San Marcos Square. The outside is just as majestic as the inside and a definite must-see for all visiting the square.
Written 24 September 2021
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George
Artemida, Greece1,456 contributions
No1 Landmark
Aug 2021 • Couples
Ok as you all know its a must see attraction. During covid you need a vaccination certificate to enter. Free of charge for the church but you have to pay for the museum.
Written 31 August 2021
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trishtci
Austin, TX255 contributions
Tour of the Basilica
Jul 2021
This is a breath taking basilica! We did this tour with a guide and the history and politics surround it are very intriguing. Walls are covered in memorable artworks and they are doing a tremendous job of restorations.
Written 22 August 2021
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Ryan V
Denver, CO265 contributions
Stunning
Aug 2021
Beautiful architecture and stunning basilica. Bucket list site to see, and didn't disappoint. Would love to go back some day for an interior tour.
Written 17 August 2021
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