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Basilica di San Marco

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Address: San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 270 8311
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09:45 - 17:00
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:45 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Blending the architectural styles of East and West, Venice's magnificent...

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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Nice carnival, the people wearing costumes where every where and the people where enjoying it and the historical play that was running on the stage at the middle of the square. It... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice carnival, the people wearing costumes where every where and the people where enjoying it and the historical play that was running on the stage at the middle of the square. It was attractive and unique.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting San Marco to see the church itself with it's main hall is interesting but might be considered "yet another beautiful church". What really makes the difference is to visit the museum and the terrace. The golden mosaics are overwhelming and the terrace provides a phantastic view on St. Marks Square. The basilica is usually heavily crowded - we had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a previous trip to Venice, we only observed the Basilica from the outside (which is beautiful on its own), but we saw the inside on this trip. We were so glad we did. Plus it is free to enter.

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Free entry to superb building -but worth paying for Museum and Jewels sections when inside. A must for Venice visitors

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Entrance to the Basilica is free, though there are two bits that are sectioned off which command an entry fee of a couple of euros. This is a must-see: don't feel you have to go at the pace of others, though, if you want to stay around and take in he atmosphere around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Part of a tour which I advise for gaining all the relevant information. They do turn the lights out between 1130 and 12 so if you want full effect of gold ceilings get in before. Great alter and great detail. I would recommend this as a visit. As this is one of the main parts of the city you kind... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's the centerpiece of the city. We were lucky enough to enjoy the carnivale sights outside and the inner beauty of the basilica. Of note you are. It allowed to bring backpacks into the building. This was initially an issue for us and many others. Thankfully we stayed nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The building is stunning inside and out. Such beautiful designs and so lovely to wander around and take in all it has to offer. Luckily as we were there in low season it wasn't so busy but expect it to be mobbed in high season but well worth the visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I expected to have to wait hours but got in really quickly an amazing place pay the 2 euros to see whats at the back well worth it. I wanted to go back again but could not fit it in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place! I just love the design of the basilica!!! It seems like you are in a movie! It worth the time!

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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 Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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