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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bronze horses” (195 reviews)
“gold mosaics” (144 reviews)
“museum upstairs” (116 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:45 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building. We booked our tickets in advance to avoid the queues. Absolutely worth a visit. We went in late October so it wasn't to busy.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 6 June 2016

It was interesting when walking in to see water in spots on the floor which we were told comes through the small grates in the floor due to the rising and falling of the water surrounding Venice. Inside the church is absolutely stunning, and learning...More

Thank Cara617
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We toured St. Mark's on our recent visit to Venice with Walking Tours of Italy and did the St. Mark's After Dark tour. WOW!!! We saw so many beautiful churches on our Mediterranean cruise but the mosaics and architecture of St. Mark's is stupendous. We...More

Thank cardbucfan
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The views inside are spectacular. The gold trim, icons, mosaics and paintings are magnificent. Be sure to go to the "balcony" on the 2nd level for the view inside and outside

Thank sdog41
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Go between 11:30-12:30 each day, when all lights in the cathedral are turned on. It is really gorgeous

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Amazing architecture and pretty impressive considering how long ago it was built. Well worth the visit regardless of one's faith.

Thank Leah686
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We bought skip the line tickets which allowed us to enter with absolutely no waiting on line. The basilica itself was extraordinary. It was a little annoying that there were three separately priced sections within the basilica. The museum was very worthwhile but I'd skip...More

Thank ckobak
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We were somewhat disappointed when we went to st Mark's. We queued for about 15 minutes outside and then for another 20 minutes inside to see the treasures. Not worth it. There are much nicer churches in Venice. We stumbled upon San Maria Assunta Ai...More

Thank Richiewoodhouse
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Venice doesn't have the same number of attractions as some of the other cities in Italy. This church is definitely worth a stop. It has beautiful architecture. The line can get a little long to get in though.

Thank Chito R
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The mosaics are not to be missed. This is a spectacular church and pay the extra to go to the altar area.

Thank frequenttraveler051
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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Carissa N
Hi! Which tour operator did you do the night tour with? I'm not sure who to book with? Any help will be greatly appreciated!
19 June 2017|
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Response from Ginga N | Reviewed this property |
Hi I used Viator I tried to post the link but it would not let me.
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 DominoV63 | Reviewed this property |
Ciao,le luci della Basilica vengono accesi dal crepuscolo all'alba.
Google Translation
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.