"it is amazing..." Venice Local Custom Tip by sim1

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  Basilica di San Marco at night
by sim1

Sigh... it is amazing... I don't have any photos of the Basilica from the outside :-(( Only these nighttime photos, so I guess I will have to do it with that.
Here are some facts about the Basilica : The church was appointed the final resting of Saint Mark the Evangelist by Doge Giustiniano Partecipazio in 829. The building burnt down in 927, but was rebuilt between 1043 and 1071 by Doge Domenico Contarini and remains standing to this day. The church was originally a combination of Byzantine and Romanesque styles, however, because of several additions and enhancements over the centuries, the present-day basilica is a mixture of Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, and Moorish styles. For example, the walls are now covered with mosaics and precious marbles, and the structure of the church has been refined by architectural designs from the Orient.

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  • Updated Feb 14, 2003
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