Best tours and activities for Saint Mark's Basilica
Group Tour of the amazing Saint Mark's Basilica in Venice
5 Days Escorted Tour of Italy around Assisi, Bologna, Venice and Tuscany, from Rome
Guided Tour of Saint Mark basilica and center of Venice
One Hour Private Photo Tour with a Photographer in the Center of Venice
Small Group Tour in St. Mark's Basilica after hours
Small Group Tour of Venice centre and St. Mark's Basilica with tickets included
Small Group Day Tour of Venice with Grand Canal Boat Ride
Private Tour of St. Mark's Basilica and Doge’s Palace in Venice
Best attractions in VeniceSt Mark's Square Doge's Palace Saint Mark's Basilica Rialto Bridge Grand Canal Bridge of Sighs Teatro La Fenice Murano Island Burano Island Torcello Island Contarini del Bovolo Stairs
Things to know about Saint Mark's Basilica
The St. Mark's Basilica is the largest and most important church in Venice, as well as the main monument of St. Mark's Square. The present building was built between the 9th and the 11th century on the ruins of an earlier church, only to be finished during the 13th century.
Known by the nickname of "Church of gold" for its status as a symbol of Venetian wealth and power, the St. Mark's Basilica presents an opulent exterior façade, surmounted by the cupolas. In its interior, it contains some artistic masterpieces of incommensurable value: the splendid Byzantine mosaics to the Pala d'Oro (the "Golden Cloth"), a true treasure of the Venetian goldsmiths' craft.
The St. Mark's Basilica is a must-see for any trip to Venice, but to discover all the secrets of this incredible monument a guided tour is recommended.