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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

Frescos and the whole interior is beautiful. Not lit too well and unless you are on a tour there is very little information to guide you.

Thank WebsterFoodie
Reviewed today

St Mark's Basilica is so beautiful. The basilica is filled with amazing gold mosaics inside. They are absolutely incredible. We took a skip the line tour of St Mark's thru Walks of Italy that took us inside and up on to the terrace. What beautiful...More

Thank Katherine8183
Reviewed today via mobile

The Basilica de San Marcos is amazing. Overall i recommend to do it with a tour guide. There are very god ones for free around Venice were you tip the guide with about 20 euros. The story behind the Basilica is amazing and also is...More

Thank Jose V
Reviewed today

It is the place to visit, there are long queue of course but it is worth, make sure you have internet access and goodgle map working while exploring the area, especially when you are there after sunset, get lost in around this area while you...More

Thank bngtom
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see in Venice and leave time to enjoy the surrounding square. Attending mass was a dream come true.

Thank stomaro
Reviewed yesterday

I recommend taking a tour. There is so much to see and it can be overwhelming without a guide. My favourites were the ancient bronze horses and the stunning view of the square.

Thank RLCO1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Make sure you take time to explore inside of San Marco. The glistening, shimmery tiny mosaics are breathtaking. No photos are allowed, so go to enjoy. At the exit there is a little gift stand. Photo books are just €10. Also it was worth getting...More

Thank abceram
Reviewed yesterday

Gorgeous from the outside but mobbed most of the time. The lines were so long that we decided to settle for the exterior view and spend our time exploring Venice as opposed to standing in line for 2 hours or so to get into a...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lack of information available and terribly organised. Joined the queue only to be told abruptly when I reached the front that rucksacks weren’t allowed, and I wasn’t the only person being turned away. There was then a great deal of confusion between everyone being rejected...More

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hundreds years of history of that amazing little 'country'. A real must-see of Venice. Do not worry about the queue, because it goes really fast. Strictly no foto/video inside!

Thank MartinO0o7
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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