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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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SO MUCH TO SEE

So much to see, so little time. BEST to see with a private guide...you can hear so much better and ask questions!! Crowds can be overwhelming. Plan you time to allow for this... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much to see, so little time. BEST to see with a private guide...you can hear so much better and ask questions!! Crowds can be overwhelming. Plan you time to allow for this problem!! Get " no line tickets"....this just shortens your wait. THERE IS ALWAYS A LINE OF SOME LENGTH. Endure and enjoy he fabulous opportunity of being in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well, of course you have to see this. Influenced by the Eastern church, St. Mark's contains incredible mosaics, statues, icons, antiphonal choir stalls in an awe-inspiring space. Entrance to the church is free. You can go upstairs to the museum (small fee) to see lots of original artifacts (including the original four horses - the ones outside are replicas). You... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can be a bit of a wait to get in and the security guards seem to inconsistently determine what bags people are carrying can and can't enter the basilica. Finding the bag drop area can be a little difficult. It is worth the waiting and messing around to get in.

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Such a delight to enter this building, awe inspiring and free too! A must see if coming to Venice. Hard to describe so go see it yourself. You will be impressed.

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Perchtoldsdorf, Österreich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located at Venice`s Piazza San Marco (Mark`s Suare) next-door to Palazzo Ducale and opposite Campanile (Bell Tower), Basilica di San Marco marks the heart of town and is regarded as one of the most important monuments in Italy. The original church inaugurated in 828 was built between 8239-832; the world famous facade was embellished in the 13th century. Consecrated to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take a step back, walk around it, if you can, and admire the complete structure of this magnificent basilica. Oozing historic charm and tragedy, it must be a must visit in Venice. Step inside and you almost feel the presence equal to St Peters. Breathtaking and inspirational no matter what you denomination and beliefs. The sheer history is soul searching... More 

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Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful church with a very peculiar architecture and fantastic golden tiles. Free entrance to the main church. To visit the museum, balcony and some special parts of the basilica you need to pay extra fare. Visit is suspended at special times of the day due to high tide. Pay special attention to the floor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The only planning needed is to know when it is open. If you also read when the lights on the mosaics in the ceiling are on (1 hour a day) then yes you do need to plan. The interior is stunningly beautiful. The exterior is accessible from the first floor where you can look out over San Marc's Square. there... More 

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Big Piazza with some restaurants, these restaurants include service charge where others at the Sea don't. Also be careful of the attacking birds.

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the place is absolutely beautiful and full of history, everyone should get the opportunity to visit it.

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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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