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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 good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bronze horses” (213 reviews)
“gold mosaics” (152 reviews)
“museum upstairs” (125 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

I felt a little disappointed, and underwhelmed by the interior. The exterior is for me a lot more interesting whilst it is free entry you are charged to visit the Terrace (upper outside) the Treasury and the museum. To avoid the long queue you can...More

Thank BIG N
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great guide (Chiara)on a pre paid tour Avoided queues and provided with informative commentary The Basilica itself is unique in a number of fascinating ways and well worth a trip

Thank necrovista
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We have seen many beautiful cathedrals in Europe, but this was in a class by itself. The mosaics were amazing!

Thank TerriStu
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Don't miss this gorgeous church. Make enough time to travel through it enjoying the art work and architecture. Be sure to note the water marks on the interior walls that represent past flooding. The adventurous can pay a few Euros to climb upstairs to the...More

Thank groupleader45212
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A breathtaking visit to the Basilica, worth paying for a guide to tell you all the history, just an amazing visit.

Thank Paula A
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Really beautiful inside and really calming as you walk round. Hard to believe how old the building is and thinking about how many people have stood where we were for so long ago. Walking outside great views of Venice and st marks square. Get to...More

Thank Jav66
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Visited this on a Sunday, so it was only open for 2 hours, but a definite must see. Worthwhile paying the 5 euros to go up the top and over look St Marks Square

Thank sarahburnsy17
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Beautiful basilica in St-Mark square. Free entry if you do the line-up which moves fairly fast (100 feet in about 10 minutes). You cannot go in with a back pack but they seem to offer an area to leave them.

Thank Beluga58
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We paid the 2 euros each to go in the skip the line door. It was worth it. We then had to pay 5 or so euros to go upstairs. It was worth it. Beautiful! We could go outside on balcony upstairs which was cool...More

Thank ghturtle
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We visited St. Mark's Basilica in Venice; the Church is stunning in it's beauty, certainly worth the visit. We did however find a couple of things that are important to know. First be sure to purchase timed tickets ahead of your visit. The line to...More

Thank Priscilla K
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!