Such a calm place, and busy at the same time. Beautiful destination
A must-visit but book in advance to skip the line and leave your backpack elsewhere.
Incredible architecture inside and out. Lines are a little long to get inside but the art inside explains it all.
Basilica di San Marco is quite lovely and the paintings (even on the exterior at night) almost seem as though they're lit from within.
It's the giant church that lords it over Venice. Pretty much a must see on any trip.
Beautiful! Amazing! I went to Venice two months ago! I visited St. Mark's Basilica and I was so excited to see this masterpiece! A great mix of art! I suggest to prebook the entrance on internet with venetoinside.com! It was really quick without any queue! www.venetoinside.com
One of the most beautiful Bascillica ever. Do not miss the incredible jeweled screen behind the altar!
The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark (or Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco) is a signature Church among many in Venezia. It is the most famous of the City's churches and one of the best known examples of Italy-Byzantine architecture. You can't miss it from the eastern end of the Piazza San Marco, adjacent and connected to the Doge's Palace, easily visible from the water, and with well marked directions in all the right places.It's a Beauty, with its opulent design, gold ground mosaics, and its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power. The Chiesa d'Oro also expects modesty and no backpacks. So for the few times that I have entered the Church, the bag got checked nearby, shorts and flip flops were out, and women covered up a bit more. There's also sometimes a bit of a line, but it's worth the wait and the "Oh Wow" factor once you're inside. If you want to actually come here and attend Mass, there's a side entrance for that.
The most iconic church in Venice, recognizable from afar. It is truly spectacular. It was originall built as a Greek Church which can be seen from its iconostasy. Go up the stairs to the second level to observe up-close the 24K gold plated mosaics of saints, as well as to see the original 4 golden horses gracing the entrance to the basilica. If you exit on the terrace, you will have an unbelievable view of the Piazza di San Marco from above.