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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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2,761 - 2,770 of 10,524 reviews

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Between 11:30 and 12:30 the building is lit up inside and the golden mosaic tiles just glow. Very beautiful.

Thank petal39
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Its a beautiful church and exterior but when we were there the upper right side (looking at the facade) was scaffolded and not visible to the public. Its an impressive looking facade!

Thank Holly C
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful Cathedral, but very confusing. You can buy skip the line tickets, but they don't get you very far. You need couple of separate tickets 5 ot 3 euros to go in all areas. Would have been better to have 1 ticket....More

Thank shuytza
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The Basilica of St Mark is without doubt one of the main attractions of the beautiful city of Venice, but a lot of people are put off your the long lines in peak season (as we were initially). But fear not! Just a quick visit...More

4  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 25 July 2016

It is incredible that above wood there is that kind of building, with stone, marble, metal, paintings and all. This is Italy, where you see you find art and beauty.

Thank azb61
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We booked walking tours where possible throughout Italy. We took the tour of Saint Mark's as well as Doges Palace. Both were very good. The personal history and stories that the guide shared with us was more than worth it. Darlene

Thank mother13
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Our visit to St. Marks Basilica was amazing, although it does take a while to get in due to the queues being so long it was definitely worth it. We got there early, about 9am, and we had to queue for an hour before we...More

Thank Grace M
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

It's a touristic place and one of the most visiting place in Venice, so be prepared to long wait and queue, my last visit I didn't get in but just around the square....negative point are the seller of everything, are always around ask you something.

Thank Chicco M
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Spot the Venetian if you can with throngs of disgorged cruisers and legions of other tourists jostling for space for that memorable selfie in the huge square with standing room only. It is like a plague and one feels so very sorry for the locals...More

Thank NibbanAh
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Thus is beautiful. There is so much to look at on the outside of the structure and it is even more amazing inside. Get a good guide it's worth it to learn the history.

Thank Karen S
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!