Basilica San Marco Evangelista

Basilica San Marco Evangelista

Basilica San Marco Evangelista
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Neighbourhood: Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here. Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its ancient beginnings to its 21st century transformations. Whether it’s those historical playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this neighbourhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighbourhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
An old church, it dates from the 4th century A.D. It has undergone many stylistic changes over time, including a Byzantine-influenced crypt and a Romaesque belfry. A relatively small interior, the configuration of its lighting limited photography.
Written 4 April 2023
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,606 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
The Basilica San Marco Evangelista is one of those treasures of Rome overlooked by visitors. I was there before Christmas and had the basilica completely to myself.

There are so many wonderful highlights inside this beautiful church: the apse mosaics, which date back to 827, the elegant portico, gorgeous wooden ceiling, notable tombstones... I am so glad I had a chance to visit it.
Written 22 November 2020
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Jonathon Green
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Stands over where Mark the Evangelist stayed in Rome.Has a beautiful mosaic showing Christ with several saints and Pope Gregory the 9th
Written 12 February 2020
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dapper777
Monaco63,832 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This church is s incorporated in the Palazzo Venezia and is located in the Campitelli district. It is the church of the Venetians in Rome. It is one of the city’s oldest churches in the city.
It was first built in 336 by Pope Mark, whose remains are in an urn located below the main altar.
The floor of the church is below the ground level of the Renaissance period, and therefore steps lead down to the interior. The church retains its ancient basilica format, with a raised sanctuary. The inside of the church is clearly Baroque. Noteworthy : the apse contains two paintings by Il Borgognone, depicting the “Imprisonment and the martyrdom of Saint Mark the Evangelist”.
Pietro Da Cortona designed the Cappella del Santissimo Sacramento at the end of the right nave (1656). The two frescoes by Il Borgognone have unfortunately almost faded to the point of non-existence.
Antonio Canova made the funerary monument for Pietro Pesaro, the 16 year old son of the Ambassador of the Venetian Republic in 1796.
The central nave contains more frescoes by Il Borgognone (whose real name was Guglielmo Courtois): “The Coronation of Saint Mark as Pope” and “Abdon and Sennen Bury the Christian Martyrs”.
“Saint Atanazio Martyr” and “Saint Vincent the Levite” in the Cappella dell’Adorazione dei Magi were also painted by Il Borgognone.
We discovered this place just waking back from the Capitol Hill to the main center of the city and decided to take a look.
It is very is beautiful inside, maybe a little overlooked due to other locations nearby. Striking for its colored marbles.
Definitely worth the stop. Don't miss out on this outstanding church!
Written 7 November 2019
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Mineshrup
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We went here and spent half a day seeing the beautiful architecture. There is a museum holding relics from the past and was worth seeing. This is a religious place of worship so you have to be silent and respect their dress code. They provide gowns for women to cover up at a small cost before you enter. The museums inside are extra to pay but it’s worth it.
Written 8 July 2019
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy4,262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
Although this church is quite ancient, it was remodelled during the Baroque period. Luckily enough, some earlier features were maintained - such as the apse mosaics (9th century AD, showing pope Gregory 4th offering a model of the basilica to Jesus), the wooden ceiling (Renaissance). Also noteworthy the columns of the main nave, covered in jasper from Sicily.
Written 5 March 2019
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Neri Infante
Rio de Janeiro, RJ343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Yet another beautiful church, not very well known,and tucked behind Palazzo enezia.
Stunning mosaics and a.wonderful carved ceiling make this basilica a must see.
Written 3 December 2018
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ssm
London, UK837 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
Like a lot of other places in Italy, we landed up in this place quite by accident. The history is inpressive and there are traces of this being a pre Roman temple

would definitely love to read up on this one
Written 25 October 2018
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD12,303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This is a church we have tried to visit many times and it was always closed. (It is sort of hidden in the shadow of the Palazzo Venezia.) It is the official church of Venetians living in Rome. The church is dedicated to Saint Mark the Evangelist and was built in 336 by Pope Mark and rebuilt in 833 by Pope Gregory IV. There is a wonderful portico and loggia. The loggia is decorated with marble from the Colosseum and the theatre of Marcellus. We are always amazed how they took marble from one place and put it somewhere else.
The church is lovely in its simplicity. There are some beautiful mosaics. The wooden ceiling, with the carved arms of Pope Paul II, is the one of only two wooden ceilings of the 15th century that have been preserved in Rome.
Written 28 June 2018
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alisdair t
Workington, UK6,342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
There are basilicas, and churches around every corner, and a lot of them are so stunning, including this one..
The St. Mark's Basilica was founded in 336 by Pope Mark, and is dedicated to St. Mark the Evangelist, and has been restored several times. There are side chapels, and statues adorning the basilica, and a stunning altar. Also check out the wooden roof
Written 19 March 2018
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