St. Mark's Basilica

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Head to the beating heart of the square to explore another status symbol of the Serenissima's wealth and authority. The St. Mark's Basilica rises sumptuously and richly decorated, reminding us that the Venetian Republic was powerful. It was the eleventh Doge of the Republic to lay its foundation, replacing the previously existing chapel. The wars and conquests in the East brought Venice tremendous artistic heritage, and the most important religious building reflects that. A harmonious blend of style, the St. Mark's Basilica also has Byzantine architecture influences. The colossal structure has five majestic domes and a beautifully adorned facade. Another iconic emblem that enhances the exterior and reminds us of the almighty leadership of the Venetian Republic is the so-called Horses of St. Mark - or Quadriglia. The unique bronze sculpture complex was brought as a memorial of the Fourth Crusade. Those on the frontage are a replica. You can see the original one inside the Basilica for an additional entrance fee. The interior is as impressive as the exterior. Stunning mosaics with dominating warm and golden colors adorn it and recall the century-old tradition of craftsmanship, giving St. Mark's Basilica the nickname "Golden Church". The visit to the Basilica is free of charge unless you want to see the various museums inside. In this case, there is an additional fee to pay. You can get tickets in advance or on-site at the ticket office on the left side of the Basilica. Also, remember to wear appropriate clothing as it's a place of worship. Photo credit: Design Your Italy
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  • P.za San Marco, 328, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
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