Saint Mark's Basilica

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General Information

The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark, more commonly known as Saint Mark’s Basilica is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, the cathedral is situated in Venice, Italy. The basilica was completed in 1092, it is one of the most famous examples of the Italo-Byzantine architecture style. Originally it was the chapel of the Doge Palace, it has only been the cathedral of the city since 1807. The cathedral is known for its mosaics, the amount of detail in the golden mosaics is fascinating to many and makes the cathedral one of the most visited sights in the city.

Getting there

Saint Mark’s Basilica is situated on Piazza San Marco, the ferry terminal is a two-minute walk away from the square and the cathedral. If you are already on the island then you can walk to the cathedral from all over Venice, with the city being so small.

Opening Times and Admission

The cathedral is open daily, 9.30am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 2pm-5pm on Sundays except for in the winter when it closes earlier at 4 pm on Sundays. The cathedral is free to enter. The cathedral's museum is 5 euros to enter and the bell tower is 8 euros to enter

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