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Basilica di San Marco

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Address: San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 2708311
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09:45 - 17:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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This is the grandest basilica. It is a must see if you go to Venice. At the time we went part was closed due to renovations.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2015
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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

This is the grandest basilica. It is a must see if you go to Venice. At the time we went part was closed due to renovations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

This is obviously the big wonder of Venice and every corner of this Basilica is a wonder in itself. You are struck by the golden mosaics in the ceilings that form the various religious events and needless to say, this is one landmark you cannot miss in Venice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Note the security of not allowing purses inside the Basilica. A walk through showed a different style. This Basilica is not as ornate as I expected.

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Definitely recommend taking a little time to see this place. Not only beautiful from the outside, but also amazing on the inside. Free entry downstairs, but just 5 euro to ascend (I'd say it's worth it). Treasury and capa d'oro also had a fee, though we didn't go there. The floors are amazingly intricate and worth of appreciation, as is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Some fantastic things to see. Free to enter but has to pay to go to museum and terrace. About 10 euros. Was worth it though. From Terrace fantastic view of St marks square

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

It's impressive, both by the outside and the inside. It's a must-go if you are in Venice. Be warned: you cannot enter with backpacks or bulks, you have to leave them in a place just around the corner (it's free of charge).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Buy a museum ticket so you don't have to stand in line to see St. Marks church. It is gorgeous! Have fun walking the square and visiting the wealth of shops especially the glass blowing show. Murano glass is available right next to the show plus other places on the square. Visit in the evening to listen to orchestras perform... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Try to get a small tour group. We had 75 people in our group and it took forever. Take the early morning tour because it gets REALLY crowded after 11am.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

The outside of this basilica is very nice to look at but just wait until you get inside. It is so different from the other cathedrals and basilicas I have visited in Italy. It is definitely a must see if you are in Venice. And since it is free to enter, how could you not?

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Beautiful detail but not the most impressive I have seen. Free to enter but no photos or bags so you can't come in if you have a back pack which meant my husband had to wait outside as he couldn't find a cloakroom or anywhere he could lock up his bag. The ceiling is amazing but if you want to... 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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