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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed yesterday

Hundreds years of history of that amazing little 'country'. A real must-see of Venice. Do not worry about the queue, because it goes really fast. Strictly no foto/video inside!

Thank MartinO0o7
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon and the place was packed. A real tourist attraction. What is interesting though is that we still felt safe and could still enjoy the area amidst the crowds. I loved it...

Thank lele1432
Reviewed yesterday

This Basilica is so gorgeous on the inside i cant even explain it! It was THE most beautiful one we got to see during our 2 weeks in italy! I highly suggest going you dont want to miss out on this

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing architecture and history and worth visiting. Avoid the lengthy queue and book online for skip the line admission through St. Peter’s door, cost 2€. There is still a queue but it is a timed entry. We actually bought our tickets online whilst in the...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed yesterday

So beautiful and so much history. take you time wandering through as there is a lot to see. Amazing. I need to return to look again

Thank Pahef
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

At 10 am on a Tuesday in mid October I waited only 11 minutes for entry, the line moved very fast. I chose not to pay the advance 3e skip the line fee via the Basilica's web site and just admire the square and exterior...More

Thank Colleen W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While the basilica is amazing the shuffle-through process dampened the experience. No moment for contemplative silence, no taking pictures to capture the moment. And one of the big things we were so looking forward to was the museum with the horses...again no photos. Not worth...More

Thank mercmeist
Reviewed 2 days ago

Un unbelievably sumptuous church, especially resplendent just before sunset, when the sun's dying rays set the golden mosaics ablaze.

Thank Lynnienkuns
Reviewed 2 days ago

The church is absolutely beautiful in itself. BUT...the mosaics are unbelievable.....they appear to be paintings, until you look very closely and realize they are composed of tiny, tiny pieces. Please be aware that shoulders must be covered for entry, or you can buy a paper...More

Thank epacse2018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really gorgeous inside and although many of the reviews said 45 minutes to queue to get inside, we were lucky and only queued for about 15 minutes. Really lovely inside especially if you can find a quiet place with candles for contemplation.

Thank Bex M
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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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20 August 2018|
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Response from dhenski | Reviewed this property |
Admission to the building is free of charge. There is a fee - 2 or 3 Euro - to access the exhibit and the crypt.
17 August 2018|
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Response from P0702-Orlando | Reviewed this property |
I had on sandals and didn’t have an issue. I was just there in May, but not sure if that is/isn’t a part of their official dress code. They are more focused on shoulders and knees.
Marta Z
13 August 2018|
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Response from Kaylee S | Reviewed this property |
I did not take a tour and don't regret doing so. I'm not sure what a tour costs though, so it's dependent on how much you want to know. Most things you could probably read through a guide book or finding information online... More