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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bronze horses” (200 reviews)
“gold mosaics” (148 reviews)
“museum upstairs” (121 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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1 - 10 of 10,533 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful basilica inside and out. Well worth a visit. The line moves very quickly but you will be required to cover knees and shoulders (you can purchase a cover at the door). The historic treasures are upstairs and are well worth the extra cost. Don't...More

Thank Lisa78780
Reviewed today

We did not pre-book and joined the line about 10am. Despite being quite long the line moved very fast and we were inside after about 40 minutes. You can pre-book on-line queue jumping tickets for a few euros. Could well be worth considering if you...More

Thank jimmyt7
Reviewed today

Espesially for lovers it is a perfect ambience. We were there for some romantic time and it was goal. I and my boy friend had so much fun on the trip gondola and it's driver. The San Marko was unbelieveble architectural wonder. It was told...More

Thank Dilek y
Reviewed yesterday

Iconic basilica to be able to enter & witness. Book your ticket in advance so that you barely have to wait in the neverending line. Visits are 15 minutes intervals, and there are hordes of tourists. Also, you cannot take backpacks inside so don't bring...More

Thank craig1086
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best to arrive early in the morning to avoid the potentially long queues. It's a good idea to go visit the bell tower first as it opens prior to the basilica. It is free to enter but you have to pay extra for the museums....More

Thank Mr-Superdry
Reviewed yesterday

What is stunning is the mosaics - they catch you off guard - make sure you pay the extra 5 euros and go to the terrace and the museum - most people skip this and it is a huge mistake!

Thank A2freqtrav
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You cannot visit Venice and not enter the Basilica. A couple of tips first - the queue moves quickly so don't be put off and you cannot take large bags in (handbags are ok) so there is a free depository close by opposite the Basilica...More

2  Thank Duncan P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So brilliant, so beautiful. This architectural monument is a must! So many details, such a nice view.

Thank Djuro A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While under repairing, it s poorly maintained. Sometimes flooded. It s a beauty inside and outside. General entrance is free but have to pay to go to upper balcony or treasures. Cannot take pictures inside which is a pity. Always very crowded.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was lucky to wait only 40 minutes to enter. It is free of charge, but you have to leave your backpack at about 80 meters from the Basilica and you have another line of around 30 minutes. However the waiting time pays the amazing...More

Thank JCA10000
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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7 September 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
4 September 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 :)
19 June 2017|
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Response from Monica K | Reviewed this property |
I used Viator, they are awesome!