Saint Mark s Basilica Basilica di San Marco, Venice
There are many things to see in Venice, but Saint Marks Basilica (Basilica di San Marco), is not to be missed. The first church was completed in 832AD and the present Byzantine cathedral was built around 1073AD. Ever since, its been known as the church of gold. If you havent guessed the reason from the outside, you will definitely understand the moment you enter. Inside there are 8,000 square metres of splendid mosaics, most of them golden. Look at the floor for the image of two cocks carrying a tied-up fox.
Outside are the famous gilded bronze horses. The originals are safely kept in St Marks Museum. They were taken from Constantinople when it was sacked by the Crusaders and installed at St Marks in 1254.
When visiting Saint Marks make sure you are dressed appropriately - no shorts or bare shoulders. To avoid having to queue for hours, book a reservation online. Saint Marks Basilica makes up the east end of the Piazza San Marco and is a neighbour of the Palazzo Ducale.
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Places to stay near Saint Mark s Basilica Basilica di San Marco
Location, location. location! This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom attractive apartment is within 50 meters of the World Heritage Site of St Mark's Square, under the Clock Tower. Enjoy St Mark's Basilica, the Campanile, the Doges'Palace and the Clock Tower before …see more
San Marco Suite is on Saint Mark's Square, behind the historic Clock Tower, the symbol of Venice that leads to the city's most lively heart. The apartment has recently been completely renovated using materials of exceptional quality and is equipped with every …see more
Byron apartment is situated on the second floor of an historic buildingvery near to Saint Mark's Square and behind the famous Torre dell'Orologio. Byron apartment can accommodate until 6/7 people and is equipped with all comforts. The apartment is composed by …see more
This is a flat situated in the San Marco district, it is furnished with elegance, practicality and taste. Every details shows the constant care of the owners in creating a cosy environment with all comforts in order to make guests feel at home. Hemingway flat is situat …see more
A 130 sqm apartment sleeping 6, on the 4th floor (no lift) of a beautiful, tall and brick-made historical building.
It's composed of: spacious and sunny living room with panoramic windows over rooftops, fully equipped kitchen, dining room; 3 double bedrooms (2 with qu …see more
In the heart of Venice, close to St. Mark's Square and a few steps from the Rialto Bridge: this is Ca del Doge 2, a refined apartment, elegantly furnished in Venetian style and equipped with all comforts and that can host up to 7 persons. The apartment is located i …see more
Flamboyant, theatrical and one of a kind - a superbly presented 4 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment sleeping 7 in style amidst the buzz of San Marco.<br><br><br>Furnished throughout with charm and originality and a beautiful 'altana' rooftop terra …see more