"St. Mark's Basilica" Basilica di San Marco Tip by aliante1981

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

 
 

That is one of the most impressive buildings I've ever seen in my whole life, looking fantastic both 'live' and in photos, in midday sun or in the evening dusk. I've said it already, it was the 'star' sight for me in Venice. Byzantine and Western styles were mixed to create this architectural jewel, built in the second half of 11th century AD as a place for St. Mark's tomb. Interior is just as mamzing and decorated as is the exterior, with rare kinds of marble, gold and mosaics all over it. Do not forget to admire the wonderful floor decor, dating back to the 12th century, and the Pala d'Oro, the altarpiece in gold, silver, precious stones and enamel.

Address: Piazza San Marco - SAN MARCO
Directions: St. Mark's Square (you will notice it - I assure:)) )
Phone: +39 041 2708311
Website: http://www.basilicasanmarco.it/eng/basilica_tesoro/tesorosanmarco_appr.bsm?cat=1&subcat=4

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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