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Basilica di San Marco

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Address: San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +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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I never tire visiting the piazza and the Basilica San Marco. It is a truly magical and spiritual place. I have had the pleasure to see it on bright shiny days as well as during a... read more

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Ghasri, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I never tire visiting the piazza and the Basilica San Marco. It is a truly magical and spiritual place. I have had the pleasure to see it on bright shiny days as well as during a flood and it's equally magical. A must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Basilica itself is magnificent, in particular, the intricately detailed ceiling made up of numerous tiny mosaic tiles. The old Venetian Republic was very rich indeed. It is worthwhile to visit the Basilica's museum on the second floor, which is accessed via a steep staircase to the right just after the entrance. This allows a closer view of the mosaics,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely views from outside and in. Entry is free but if you pay 5 euros you get museum ticket which also allows you to get outside onto the balconies with lovely views of St Marks square as well as the Grand Canal.

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Fantastic building inside and out spoilt by constantly being accosted by Beggars this apart the Basilica is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I haven't had the chance to walk in, but had the amazing opportunity to see the Piazza at 6am at Sunrise unbelievable experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the perfect place for photos of some of the most beautiful architecture you will ever see. You will also find fine leather and jewelry in the shops that surround the square. The usual vendors, with the same merchandise found everywhere around Venice, are also in the piazza.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an incredible church! It has some very beautiful glass mosaics and wonderful art. It is a must see in Venice if you like art and history.

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Beautiful plaza with all the trimmings of an Italian destination. I loved it and it was worth the walk through Venice.

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A beautiful divine place and it looks like the heart of Venice beautiful Basilica and once you enter you reach a different world

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to be part of a small group who toured the basilica for a magical hour at 8.00pm on our own. Normally, you would be one of hundreds trouping swiftly though the building but this gave us the opportunity to view small details such as the amazing marble and mosaic floors and the incredible glass and mosaic... More 

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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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