"Basilica San Marco" Basilica di San Marco Tip by aukahkay

Basilica di San Marco, Venice: 249 reviews and 465 photos

  Basilica San Marco
by aukahkay
 
  • Basilica San Marco - Venice
      Basilica San Marco
    by aukahkay
  • Basilica San Marco - Venice
      Basilica San Marco
    by aukahkay
  • Basilica San Marco - Venice
      Basilica San Marco
    by aukahkay
 

It is hard to imagine another building in Western Europe more beautifully or richly embellished with the architectural and artistic legacy of the centuries than the basilica San marco. A magnificent hybrid of a church, it served for almost a thousand years as the tomb of St Mark, the private chapel of the doges and the spiritual heart and ultimate symbol of the power, authority, and continuity of the Venetian state.

The exterior has 3 facades, richly embellished with mosaic works of art in Byzantine style. On the main facade are copies of the famous bronze horses of St Mark.

Address: Piazza San Marco - SAN MARCO
Phone: +39 041 2708311
Website: http://www.basilicasanmarco.it/eng/basilica_tesoro/tesorosanmarco_appr.bsm?cat=1&subcat=4

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  • Updated Nov 20, 2009
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