St Mark's Basilica

(Basilica di San Marco)
Church and History Museum
Piazza San Marco, Venezia
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  • Ranked #2 for churches in Venice
  • DHR.com
    "finest Byzantine architecture."(4 Tips)
    David M.
    "... are amazing, and the treasury has a fascinating collection with a good..."(3 Tips)
    Gelpme
    "It had been brought with the Fourth Crusade from Constantinople."(3 Tips)
    Jackson T.
    "Biggest church in Venice and historical Byzantine church"(2 Tips)
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  • Başak
    Başak3 weeks ago
    amazing nice atmosphere ceiling works impressive
  • Joe D.
    Joe DoppioAugust 8
    Wonderful and peaceful place
  • Sean M.
    Skip the line, you maniac. There's no reason not to.
  • JT A.
    JT AndradeJuly 17
    The line looks intimidatingly long but moves quickly. If your shoulders are exposed or shorts are too short they will ask you to cover up or purchase a cloth to wear temporarily I believe at 1€.
  • Erland S.
    What a Master Piece of Architecture
  • Rafael R.
    Not that great. If you are not a fan of architecture and churches the only thing you would like is the terrace view, but the line is not worth it.
  • Ana M.
    this is amazing work. i was so amused by the story. but i think it is too rich for a church. and is there st marks body still? you must see it for sure!
  • Catherine G.
    It's worth to pay €2 to avoid the queue. Be aware that the entrance is free, bit to see the horses you'll have to pay.
  • Collins M.
    So much detail on the floors, walls, and ceilings that my head hurt to comprehend all of this.
  • Dmtr
    DmtrDecember 25, 2016
    The doge's private church until the 18-19th century. A lot of the ornaments are stolen from Constantinopol during the 4th Crusade
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie ReeseNovember 11, 2016
    5 euros to go into the museum, the second story and the balcony outside.
  • Clement H.
    Clement H.November 10, 2016
    Basically, free entrance, by sub-entrances (inside) have to be paid
  • Vikash
    VikashSeptember 19, 2016
    Free entry but make sure you get there early. Aim for 9am and check your bags in to the free cloakroom before joining the queue
  • Julia K.
    Julia KryvomazSeptember 12, 2016
    Impressive architecture! For women there are special requirements for covered shoulders and legs. Free to enter, but charge to further facilities. Treasury holds some remains of Venetian doges.
  • Diego M.
    Diego MolinaAugust 15, 2016
    Sorry habitants of Venice, we the tourists have screwed up your beautiful city.
  • Beth G.
    Beth GossipJuly 26, 2016
    It's so beautiful but there are just sooooooo. Many. People. EVERYWHERE! And €14 for a glass of wine close by?! Hell to the MF Nooooooo
  • Ayush A.
    Ayush AggarwalJuly 17, 2016
    Beautiful place in Venice! and so much to learn from this arts
  • Feyza A.
    Feyza ArikanJuly 13, 2016
    Church wth a gondola view
  • Laurie M.
    Laurie MortimoreApril 15, 2016
    I naively booked onto a €20 tour but didn't realise the museum was only €5! However the tour was informative if not a bit rushed and our guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend more than once!
  • Stergios
    StergiosApril 14, 2016
    You can admire all the Greek and Byzantine frescoes and icons and of course the four bronze horses. All of them stolen by Venetians from Constantinople in 1204. #History.
  • Mariana F.
    Mariana FigueiredoMarch 26, 2016
    Very beautiful! Not possible to enter without proper outfit (you are not allowed to visit if you are in shorts or to revealing tops).
  • Magali M.
    Magali MMarch 20, 2016
    Beautiful church and mosaics, worth the visit. The line isn't that long. Have cash on yourself as you have to pay to go upstairs.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethMarch 19, 2016
    Lines form early. If you don't want to see the museum just go straight through the doors once you pass security.
  • Lívia d.
    Lívia de LizMarch 12, 2016
    Amazing!! Just a great place to know!
  • Mikey
    MikeyMarch 6, 2016
    CLOSED TO TOURISTS ON SUNDAYS IN MARCH
  • Siby T.
    Siby Tirado ButrónFebruary 16, 2016
    The architecture...the little shops, and the nice Italian people that live there
  • Thiago M.
    Thiago MaiaJanuary 20, 2016
    Amazing Basilica. Worth to pay and see the view
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandJanuary 6, 2016
    Stunning architecture.
  • James H.
    James HemsleyDecember 29, 2015
    Beautiful inside and outside.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 10, 2015
    Stunning Byzantine architecture.
  • Emily L.
    Emily LNovember 2, 2015
    no pictures allowed inside :'(
  • Klaus Z.
    Klaus ZuidwijkOctober 14, 2015
    Take a good memory picture since recording devices and cameras are no longer available. Bear in mind that you have to leave your belongings on a street across the temple!
  • Klaus Z.
    Klaus ZuidwijkOctober 14, 2015
    Take a good memory picture because cameras and recording devices are no longer available. Also bear in mind that you have to leave your belongings on a street across the temple!
  • Güven T.
    Güven TokdemirSeptember 27, 2015
    Watch out for the flood when its raining.
  • Lily
    LilySeptember 8, 2015
    Free entry, long lines, and a quick march around the interior (or pay to see the good stuff). Do it if you're into this sort of thing, but skip if you're on the fence.
  • Faris H.
    Faris HSeptember 2, 2015
    WoW! Post card picture
  • LeSirque S.
    LeSirque SiSJuly 21, 2015
    Golden mosaic.
  • Khaled ☤
    Khaled ☤July 18, 2015
    One of the great looking churches with amazing architecture!
  • Salvatore D.
    A great piece of Byzantine architecture. Entrance is free but you need to pay for access to each section other than tbe church.
  • Cathrine M.
    Cathrine MyhreMay 4, 2015
    Breathtaking architecture 😊
  • Emily H.
    Emily HeywardMay 2, 2015
    Long line to get in but even the views from outside are stunning!
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CrockerMarch 17, 2015
    Breathtaking architecture but unfortunately, photography is not permitted.
  • Guy C.
    Guy CorbetMarch 14, 2015
    Awesome, just awesome, mosaics. Must have take years...
  • Levent Ahmet
    Levent AhmetMarch 4, 2015
    Amazing Basilica of Venice! Dont miss
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver ShreeveFebruary 28, 2015
    Wow, just wow
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesFebruary 28, 2015
    A truly big and beautiful piece of architecture and Venetian history is represented by this impressive building. Free entry but be prepared to pay for things inside.
  • Pchelitza M.
    Pchelitza MayaFebruary 19, 2015
    Entrance is free, but then you have to pay to see different parts inside. It is beautiful though!
  • Oiq
    OiqFebruary 16, 2015
    Give our horses back😝
  • Asaad S.
    Asaad SadawiDecember 27, 2014
    Amazing place
  • David M.
    David MorleyDecember 19, 2014
    Spectacular - well worth the visit. Mosaics are amazing, and the treasury has a fascinating collection with a good audio guide
  • Red & Brown
    Red & BrownDecember 1, 2014
    Stunning architecture and mosaics.
  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel SeahOctober 7, 2014
    They don't enforce the no photography rule anymore, but don't be a dick. Mute your camera, turn off flash and don't use a selfie stick.
  • Jackson T.
    Jackson TsaiSeptember 12, 2014
    Biggest church in Venice and historical Byzantine church
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaronSeptember 5, 2014
    Take your time walking through the basilica. The art is stunning and the relics are worth any wait in line.
  • Ersin I.
    Ersin IstekSeptember 1, 2014
    Kuleye çıkıp Venedik in tamamını görebilirsiniz
  • Bach
    BachAugust 20, 2014
    Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs and the Quadriga horses have been stolen and brought here from Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade.
  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KDAugust 19, 2014
    Beautiful must see
  • Angie V.
    Angie V.August 5, 2014
    Cover your shoulders and your thighs! They WILL make you purchase a scarf for 1€, I had to buy one for my legs and one for my shoulders. Come prepared to save money and avoid looking like a monk.
  • Angie M.
    Angie MasseiJuly 29, 2014
    #basilica #sanmarco #awesome
  • Alex L.
    Alex LMay 7, 2014
    It's free to enter. But once you're inside, you have to pay to go into the different parts of the church.
  • Lamisa M.
    Lamisa MathersFebruary 17, 2014
    Beautiful, free entry, line is long but moves fast. Try go early morning on a working day.
  • Otel.com
    Otel.comFebruary 3, 2014
    Did you know that St. Mark's Basilica is modeled after Constantine the Great's Church of the Holy Apostles and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul?
  • Willard Wheaton D.
    Willard Wheaton DavisDecember 29, 2013
    Look up in every room
  • Buket k.
    Buket karaDecember 26, 2013
    BEAUTİFUL PLACES
  • Sarah
    SarahDecember 10, 2013
    Don't just crane your neck upward to see the mosaics. Look down, too. The floors are amazing 3D mosaics.
  • Sam W.
    Sam WichSeptember 16, 2013
    Beautiful place. Though I felt like I was at a pop concert with an average age of 12- everybody is constantly taking photos even though it is clearly disallowed.
  • Zaptravel I.
    Zaptravel IncAugust 30, 2013
    St Mark’s Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) is one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture in the world.
  • Larissa S.
    Larissa SantanaAugust 23, 2013
    One of the most beautiful church that ive ever seen
  • Andriy G.
    Andriy GMay 20, 2013
    Note: interior mosaics are highlighted 11:30-12:30 daily, it's the best time to get inside. Also they don't let you inside with a back-pack: either use storage facility nearby, or split into groups.
  • Gary
    GaryMarch 2, 2013
    I would suggest they give the inside of this building a good dusting, it is filthy! Oh and it's a cash cow! Worth a visit tho to see what the fuss is about. No photos allowed inside the building.
  • Iván F.
    Iván FaríasFebruary 19, 2013
    Some of the best-preserved and most impressive Byzantine mosaics are located on northwestern corner of the Basilica. Best of all? They are free to admire and photograph! No flash, of course.
  • Ron H.
    Ron HoOctober 20, 2012
    Most beautiful church in the world! Marvel at the mosaic works in gold.
  • Anna Lisa B.
    Meravigliosa!!!!
  • TuscanTravel P.
    TuscanTravel PlannerFebruary 29, 2012
    Stand in one of the balconies, where 4 centuries ago the composer Giovanni Gabrieli arranged multiple brass choirs for his music and view the walls encrusted with beautiful mosaics.
  • Gelpme
    GelpmeFebruary 16, 2012
    It had been brought with the Fourth Crusade from Constantinople. While travel the statue lost one feet. Whre is it now? In the Istanbul
  • Namer M.
    Namer MerliNovember 7, 2011
    Climb it like Ezio Auditore!
  • Vasilikw
    VasilikwNovember 2, 2011
    Don't miss it. But you have to PAY EXTRA tickets for the balcony, the remains of San Marco, the campanile and the treasure. Italians know how to make the most of it.
  • Johanna L.
    Johanna LehaneOctober 27, 2011
    If you check a bag at the official bag check around the corner they give you a free "cut the queue" pass and can go right in without a reservation.
  • Catarina L.
    Catarina LaiOctober 11, 2011
    the gold altar. St. Mark. great experience of the midnight mass on 12/25 (line up at 10:30 PM on 12/24 to get a seat)
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comSeptember 29, 2011
    This is one of the best churches in Venice, and an example of the finest Byzantine architecture. Pay attention to the great detail in the mosaic inside and the Horses of St. Mark outside.
  • Pedro S.
    Pedro SantosSeptember 14, 2011
    Breath taking!
  • Diaиє D.
    Diaиє DupasMay 1, 2011
    FANTASTIQUE!!!!
  • Simon R.
    Simon RayFebruary 12, 2011
    It's worth the EUR 4 to go up to the balcony for the view over the square and also to get near the mosaics in the dome.
  • ele f.
    ele fJanuary 21, 2011
    do not feed the pigeons.they are rats with wings and they destroy all the monuments!
  • Jason F.
    Jason FryJanuary 10, 2011
    Spring for the extra admissions for the museum (up a very steep flight of stairs off the atrium) and the treasury. I'd call the Pala d'Oro (altarpiece) optional.
  • Marc B.
    Marc Brunel-WalkerDecember 13, 2010
    Wrap up well ... its cold!
  • papo p.
    papo prasetyoDecember 7, 2010
    took a 15minutes boat to get here... Buy birdfood while you are here...of course PICTURES! Take a €80 gondola ride is totally awesome
  • Horatio B.
    Horatio BogbinderoApril 17, 2010
    Go to the left entrance of the Basilica. If you are early enough you can get in for free. Same generally applies to most churches. Suggest you drop a donation instead.
  • Mahmut Enes K.
    Girişi ücretsiz (sırt çantası kesinlikle yasak). İçeride üç ayrı minicik alana girmek için ayrıca para isteniyor. Sadece üst kata çıkmak için para verilebilir (5 EU). Hiç olmazsa müze ve manzara var.
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Mahmut Enes K.
    Bizans (Doğu) mimarisi izleri taşıyan ve içinde günümüzdeki Ayasofya ve Kariye'den izler görebileceğiniz bir mekan. Bizden çalınan atları görmeden bile içimizde İstanbul özlemimizi uyandırdı.
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Vale V.
    Vale ValeJuly 28
    Imponente y majestuosa! Es bellísima!
  • Thiago L.
    A Basílica de São Marcos é bem diferente das outras basílicas italianas devido à forte influência bizantina na sua arquitetura. Por dentro também é bonita, mas não pode tirar fotos.
  • Eliknahy A.
    El guarda equipaje cierra a las 5 si necesitas dejar mochila aunque la iglesia cierra una hora más tarde
  • Alan x.
    Esencial. No dejan entrar con mochilas. Hay una consigna a una cuadra. Fotos no permitidas pero todo mundo toma.
  • Eliknahy A.
    El guarda equipaje cierra a las 5 a mi parecer es muy pronto ya que la iglesia cierra una hora más tarde
  • Jose L.
    Un lugar que tienes que conocer
  • Isadora N.
    Basílica linda. Entrada gratuita, mas tem que deixar bolsas e mochilas, em um lugar próximo. Para olhar o Pallo Doro pagamos 2 euros por pessoa, mas vale a pena. Uma peça feita toda em ouro e pedras.
  • Christian M.
    Muito bonita, mas lembre-se saber a história das origens do ouro nela presente
  • Fernando José D.
  • Deniz A.
    Deniz AkanFebruary 7
    Venedikte görülmesi gereken yerlerden
  • Nilay D.
    Nilay D.January 26
    Çok güzel mutlaka görülmeli
  • SELÇUK T.
    SELÇUK TAVLAKSeptember 17, 2016
    Venedik denilince akla gelen ilk yer olması şansa değil. Müthiş bir meydan, tarihi bir şapel ve çan kulesi ile Venedik'in simgesi adeta
  • maRin⚓️
    maRin⚓️September 15, 2016
    Beautiful!!! ❤️
  • Andrey A.
    Andrey AndresyukAugust 26, 2016
    Чудесное место!
  • Lore M.
    Lore MéndezAugust 25, 2016
    Wooow! Es hermosa por dentro. Llega temprano para evitar la linea!
  • Erny R.
    Erny ReebergAugust 3, 2016
    Excelente , bello !!!!
  • Emerson
    EmersonJuly 4, 2016
    Arquitetura maravilhosa, vale a pena passar horas visitando a basílica!
  • Pablo F.
    Pablo FigoliMay 17, 2016
    Lugar lindo. Tem um áudio que conta sua história... Imperdível !!!!
  • Los Viajes d.
    Los Viajes de PituMay 11, 2016
    El templo religioso más importante de Venecia. Repasan los restos del apóstol San Marcos. Imprescindible la visita👍👍👍
  • Paty A.
    Paty AlarconMarch 30, 2016
    La basílica tiene una energía muy poderosa.
  • Sebahattin Ü.
    Sebahattin ÜnalMarch 22, 2016
    Girişin kenarında 4 adet kırmızı insan figürü istanbul'dan çalınarak getirilmiş Aziz Marco'nun dünyayı selamladığı nokta
  • Damien
    DamienFebruary 27, 2016
    Ça a l'air beau mais au final faire la queue pendant 30 minutes pour rester 1 minute à l'intérieur car tout est payant c'est quand même pas super.
  • Nico D.
    Nico DFebruary 17, 2016
    Muy linda basílica! La historia y todo su interior. Vale la pena visitarla
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HollenfeltzJanuary 15, 2016
    Entrée à 5 euros. Mais à faire tout de même
  • Paco H.
    Paco HernaizJanuary 8, 2016
    Impresionante pero le falta iluminación por las noches. Si piensan comprar souvenirs aquí están más baratos que en cualquier lugar de la calle
  • levent y.
    levent yasaDecember 31, 2015
    mimari muhteşem
  • Elif
    ElifDecember 28, 2015
    San Marco Meydanı her milletten insanla dolu.
  • Andrés M.
    Andrés MazzaroliNovember 14, 2015
    Architettura fantastica! Da visitare assolutamente!
  • Fernand@ T.
    Fernand@ ThiesenNovember 14, 2015
    Estão reformando um pedaço dela o que estraga um pouco as fotos. Mas ela é linda.
  • Emre D.
    Emre DemirizNovember 11, 2015
    Ücretsiz girilebiliyor
  • Patricia T.
    Patricia ToledoOctober 18, 2015
    Magnífica e imponente. Vale a visita
  • fcrespo
    fcrespoOctober 14, 2015
    Impresionante, por supuesto. Pero mitad la hora a la que iluminan las cúpulas. Si no está iluminado no es lo mismo
  • Pedro H.
    Pedro Hidalgo LabarcaOctober 7, 2015
    A esto vino. Así q no se lo pierda
  • Ângelo Miguel G.
    Ângelo Miguel GeraldoOctober 7, 2015
    Não se desencoraje com as multidões que desembocam na Basilica di San Marco, pois ninguém deixa de se impressionar com aquele que é um dos mais grandiosos edifícios medievais do mundo.
  • Andrea A.
    Andrea AmaralSeptember 24, 2015
    Linda! Está em reforma, mas vale o passeio! O chão em mosaico é muito belo!
  • Svetlana L.
    Svetlana L.September 12, 2015
    Посещение сокровищницы не стоит своих денег: реликварии не подписаны, кроме костей св. Петра ничего не разобрать
  • Alex J.
    Alex JSeptember 1, 2015
    Linda. Vale a visita
  • Nunù D.
    Nunù DiViAugust 24, 2015
    Una basilica che lascia senza parole. La domenica si entra gratis! Se si fa la fila alle 13:30 in un baleno si è dentro nonostante i numerosi turisti! Orari la domenica: 14:00/17:00
  • Andreas M.
    Andreas MozerAugust 16, 2015
    Sehr eindrucksvolles Bauwerk mit jedoch sehr eindrucksvollen Warteschlangen.
  • Alejandra J.
    Alejandra JuTeAugust 15, 2015
    Cobran por entrar y son largas las filas
  • Firat S.
    Firat SelenAugust 9, 2015
    Ortaçağ hissi
  • Kemal Sedefçi
    Kemal SedefçiJuly 31, 2015
    Görmeden burdan ayrılmayın. Çok başarılı
  • Amer A.
    Amer Aldamer 🔴July 29, 2015
    😕😕😕😕😕
  • Tatiana B.
    Tatiana B.July 13, 2015
    Без накидок на плечи не зайти. Стоит 1 евро. Однако бесплатно отдают многие туристы.
  • Warren
    WarrenJune 22, 2015
    C'est gratuit, profitez-en elle est très belle. N'ayez pas peur de la file, ça avance vite. Par contre les sacs doivent être déposés à la consigne avant d'entrer dans la basilique.
  • Michal K.
    Michal KolovratMay 11, 2015
    Překrásné a obrovské interiéry
  • Bruno R.
    Bruno ReinertMay 2, 2015
    Arquitetura, história
  • Nicoletta C.
    Nicoletta CossaMarch 28, 2015
    Splendida. Sicuramente d'obbligo la salita alla loggia dei cavalli e la visita al tesoro e alla sala d'oro.
  • Lício B.
    Lício BatistelaMarch 5, 2015
    A Basílica é maravilhosa. Vale muito a pena visitar.
  • Tati
    TatiMarch 2, 2015
    A basílica é mt bonita. Se chegar nos últimos horários a fila é pequena para entrar. Não pode entrar com mochila. E diz que não pode fotografar dentro, mas muita gente não obedece essa regra.
  • Lyuda L.
    Lyuda LyukanFebruary 21, 2015
    Варто відвідати!
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