About Saint Mark's Basilica
San Marco 328
Venice, Italy 30124
+39 041 522 5697/+39 041 270 8311
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As a main tourist attraction in Venice, St. Mark's Basilica can be quite busy. No shorts are allowed.
Water bus lines 1, 52 and 82 will stop right at St. Mark's Square.
First To Review: Aoife H.
Aug 22, 2009
St. Marks Square is an amazing place and Venice is unlike anywhere else in the world. We really enjoyed all of Italy on our 10 day trip, but Venice is a place that so different than anywhere you have ever been that it really seems to have an "other world" feel to it. It is like you could have been transported there in a time machine and it would look and feel the same. I'm a sucker for anything that involves water and Venice is somewhere I could really spend some time and get to know it intimately. Very cool place, but easy to get lost in. City maps help a bit, but there are few signs that tell you where you are and the addresses are totally random. Their "streets" are basically allies and sidewalks. During the day it is hard to get a feel where you are because the buildings block out where the sun is, and the streets are narrow and very twisty. If you go you HAVE to take a gondola ride, it's definitely worth it. It will give you a view of the city that you could never get any other way.
Jun 10, 2008
Baisically I have this place down because in this square I had the best ice-cream ever! :D The square and the Basilica are unreal though too, the art work and craftmanship are....out of this world! Plus the pigeons!!! They are so cool!One little boy was swarmed by the because he had some of the food! Hilarious!!
Feb 4, 2009
A visit to the bell tower next to the Basilica is highly recommended, there are great views of the entire city in all directions. For a trip to the Basilica itself, go early as the crowds can stretch around the square during peak visiting hours. Entry to the Basilica itself is free, but you have to pay to see the treasures and other areas. Catch a concert near the Basilica, listening to the tunes of the Four Seasons by Vivaldi in a square concert hall next to St Mark's square is quite an experience!
Oct 22, 2008
Head into Saint Marks Basilica. The church is covered inside and out with mosaics and the floor is pretty cool and uneven from where the building is sinking. You can also see Mary’s milk, and a thorn from Jesus’ crown or st marks body. Church dress!
Aug 24, 2010
One of the most beautiful churches in the whole world is the Saint Mark's Church of Venice (Basilica di San Marco di Venezia). This church, built 1200 years ago, saw the rise and fall of the Venetian Republic. The monumental building can be admired from the square with the same name, Saint Mark's Square (Piazza di San Marco), the central point of Venice.