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Basilica di San Marco

San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 270 8311
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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.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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San Marco 328, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 270 8311
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is incredible but so crowded. The evenings are nice and chilled out as the crowds dissipate. Don't eat there or even drink coffee, because they're really just out to get tourists: food is bad quality, service rude and prices too too high for what...More

Thank HaniYousuf
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We found out by chance that if you went to the Tourist Office in the opposite corner of St Marks Square you can purchase a timed entry ticket for 2 euros. We did this and got straight in, however if you wanted to go up...More

Thank Liversalts50
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Although expensive this tour was more than worth the money. We did not have to wait in any queues and our small group of around 15 people of varying ages was kept engaged, interested and entertained by our BRILLIANT guide, Helena. The interior decor and...More

2  Thank Lee T
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Place you can't miss! Heart of Venice, shows resturants and cafes are all placed in this place. Enjoyed late hours there.

1  Thank m m
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I am so glad I paid more than extra to go on a group tour of this cathedral. First, I was able to skip the line. Second, it was informative. It pointed out things in the cathedral that I would have just walked by. It...More

Thank Luvtotravel833
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Don't be put off by long queues. We've moved forward very quickly and only had to wait about ten minutes. No large bags are allowed in; make sure you put them in the designated left luggage before you queue otherwise you'll be very frustrated when...More

Thank Deb956
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

It's a lively place with cafes and restaurants. The buildings around are so beautiful and unique. Just be prepared for a long walk to reach it but absolutely worth it.

Thank Margarita K
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Yep, a must in Venice although I should say that touring inside the basilica is not really necessary but by all means do it. If the line to clear security is too long, come back later (you will probably be back to the St Mark...More

Thank wdl
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

It was absolutely stunning inside so definitely worth a look. We only stayed 10mins but I would highly recommend having a look. Entry is free but you could be queuing for hours, we bought a queue jump ticket online for €2 and got straight in...More

Thank Claire W
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

As you can expect it is beautiful, but you should also expect to pay for a priority entrance to skip the mile long queue, pay for the veil to cover shoulders and knees if you are a woman in 30 degree heat not from the...More

Thank Marcelproust1
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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7 September 2017|
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Response from Kieran S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were there on the Tuesday & we made a point of being in the Basilica from 11.30am as it is illuminated at this time, I believe it's like this for an hour. I remember seeing something about weekends where the times are... More
4 September 2017|
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
We took pictures, didn't stop anyone taking pictures. It's a beautiful place :) You should try to visit some of the beautiful churches too if you can :)
19 June 2017|
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Response from Monica K | Reviewed this property |
I used Viator, they are awesome!