Piazza San Marco

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The Piazza San Marco, St Mark's Square in English, is the main public square in Venice, Italy. The square is considered the social, religious and political centre of Venice. The square is one of the most famous in the world, it dates back to the 9th century. The stones that lay on the square were all laid in 1735 to a complicated pattern devised by architect Andrea Tirali. The square is made popular by the buildings that surround it, the magnificent St Mark's Basilica, the Campanile and also Doge’s Palace.

Getting there

The ferry terminal is a two-minute walk away from the square. If you are already on the island then you can walk to the square from all over Venice, with the city being so small.

Opening Times and Admission

The square is a public square which means it is open to people at all hours every day. The square has had a problem with pigeons, it is now against the law to feed pigeons in Venice.

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  • Piazza San Marco, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
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