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Basilica di San Marco

San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 270 8311
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“bronze horses” (190 reviews)
“gold mosaics” (140 reviews)
“museum upstairs” (111 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed today

Beautiful mix of Byzantine and Gothic Architecture. Very Impressive and memorable. View from Doges' Palace is also amazing

Thank Maia G
Reviewed today

The Basilica is quite somber and unless you go at certain hours it is dull and dark although magnificent. Ladies need their shoulders covered as in most Catholic Churches.

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed yesterday

The Basilica di San Marco was my favorite part of our trip to Venice. I have traveled to Europe many times, and the Byzantine architecture seems out of place at first. However, one look inside the cathedral reveals the beautiful gold mosaics and breathtaking splendor...More

Thank Bobby S
Reviewed yesterday

This is my favorite European church. Go during the hour when the thousands of led lights light up the incredible mosaics. No pictures allowed but the beauty will stay with you. Not to be missed.

Thank Rita Mina R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely Basilica to visit Extremely busy so beware that there seems to be queues at all times to go in, it is free but attractions inside -charged at around €3/4/5 Architecture is beautiful and the history behind it makes it worth a visit (even if...More

Thank aisha_n20
Reviewed yesterday

We prebooked a tour which is well worth it to avoid the queue. The guide talked very quickly and was not easy to follow. An amazing place visually and very interesting. I should love to have taken photos , which is prohibited and was very...More

Thank Judith C
Reviewed yesterday

How can you visit venice and not see st marks basilica? Make sure you keep all rug sacks in the free luggage storage area located a little further away.No short skirts,shorts or over the shoulder dresses for females. Every tourist is busy taking photos on...More

Thank hpathare
Reviewed yesterday

Very large and beautiful Basilica. The church is covered in gold. I would recommend buying your tickets in advance so you can skip the really long lines to get in.

Thank kcbeefy
Reviewed yesterday

the queue is always big but if you have bags they make you go to a cloakroom round the left wher they give you a ticket to go back to front of queue. so go there first and jump the queue

Thank Jonjax307
Reviewed yesterday

A richly decorated Italo-Byzantine church whose interior is as fascinating as its exterior. It's what you visit Venice to see. Get a good tour guide and buy skip-the-line tickets and you will enjoy it immensely.

Thank ViatorNJ
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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Hi, have heard that the lights come on for a period for a certain time of the day. Does anyone know when the lights come on (eg mosaics lit up). Any assistance would be appreciated
30 April 2017|
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Response from monirennt | Reviewed this property |
Hallo, ich war an einem Samstag um 12:00 Uhr in der Basilica. Und habe diese für eine Stunde mit der Beleuchtung bewundern können. In den Reiseführern steht, das sie Mittags und Samstag und Sonntags um 12:00 Uhr, für eine... More
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Can I bring in a small bag with water bottle and a snack?
21 April 2017|
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Response from Radhika V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a small bag/purse is allowed but bag packs have to be checked at the cloak room for free. The instructions are displayed at the entry, u can't miss it.
I am visiting San Marco's Basilica as well as the Royal Gardens at San Marco at the Alilaguna Pier. I was wondering how close the two locations were to each other. Thank you!
19 April 2017|
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Response from Isaac E | Reviewed this property |
It is not far at all