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  • Explore the world-famous St. Mark's Basilica, well known for its magnificent Byzantine architecture
  • Delight in a hassle-free skip-the-line entry inside St. Mark’s Basilica with your St Mark's Basilica Venice tickets
  • Feel mesmerised looking at the biblical representations spread across 8000 square metres and made of gold
  • Learn about the significance of the Basilica, its 1000-year history, culture and artwork 
  • Appreciate the Venetian artwork as well as historic relics housed inside the famous place
  • Take a look at the famed Pala d'Oro altarpiece, made of enamel and gold and studded with precious gems. 
  • Walk into the cathedral and explore its five domes and get an insight into Byzantine art through an audio guide



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  • You will be able to enjoy Skip-the-line entrance with your St Mark's Basilica tickets
  • The duration of the visit will be for 2 hours
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  • Explore the famous St. Mark’s Basilica and wonder at its majestic architecture

  • Be amazed by biblical depictions made from golden mosaics over an area of 8,000 square meters

  • Stroll around this millennia-old cathedral and admire the beauty of 5 domes of St. Mark’s Basilica

  • Learn about the artwork, history and significance of St. Mark’s Basilica with help of a guide

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Must Know Before You Go
  • The activity is not suitable for people with back problems.
  • The activity is not suitable for people with mobility impairments.
  • The activity is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details upon arrival.
  • ID proof is mandatory for each individual guest upon arrival.
  • You cannot enter the basilica with luggage (there is a Luggage Storage in Piazzetta dei Leoncini, a few metres from the Basilica).
  • Shorts, short skirts, sleeveless clothing not allowed on the activity.
  • Please bring your own earphones and a fully charged smartphone.
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St Mark's Basilica Tickets With Doge's Palace Combo

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  • Get a glimpse into the rich history of Venice while visiting two iconic landmarks of the city with your St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace tickets.
  • Witness the stunning display of Byzantine architecture portrayed in the domes, mosaics and ornate arches of Saint Mark's Basilica.
  • Feel awe-struck watching the mesmerising Pala d'Oro, an altarpiece decorated with precious gems and pearls.
  • Learn about the history and culture of the Basilica as a whole, looking at the Venetian artwork and historical relics housed inside the cathedral.
  • Visit the Doge’s Palace with its breathtaking architecture, which had served as the residence of the Venetian rulers in ancient times.
  • Watch the beautiful paintings on the walls that will give you a glimpse of the Venetian heritage.
  • Walk across the iconic Bridge of Sighs, which connects the Doge's Palace to the prisons.
  • Marvel at the majestic halls, intricate sculptures, and opulent frescoes while exploring the magnificent palace.


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  • You will be able to enjoy Skip-the-line entrance at St. Mark’s Basilica with your St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace tickets
  • The combo tickets will also give you access to enter Doge’s Palace
  • The duration of the combo will be 2 hr 15 min
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  • Step into the rich history of Venice with a Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Basilica Combo, exploring two iconic landmarks in one tour

  • Marvel at the breathtaking architecture of Doge's Palace, once the residence of Venetian rulers, and uncover its hidden stories and grandeur

  • Admire the sacred beauty of Saint Mark's Basilica, decorated with stunning mosaics and beautiful artworks showcasing the brilliance of Byzantine architecture

  • Witness the remarkable paintings that grace the walls of Doge's Palace, portraying captivating tales and offering a glimpse into Venetian heritage

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Must Know Before You Go
  • Please do not carry any luggage or large bags.
  • All participants are required to show ID on arrival.
  • All international participants will have to share passport and visa details on arrival.
  • Participants are not allowed to carry any sharp object, lighter, luggage bag, alcohol, knife, etc.
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St. Mark's Campanile Tickets

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  • Feel awe-struck looking at the magnificent St Marks Campanil, rising 98.6 metres above the city. 
  • Climb up on the St. Mark's Campanile, the bell tower of St. Mark's Basilica in Piazza San Marco with your St Mark's Basilica Venice tickets for St. Mark's Campanile
  • Download the audio guide on your mobile and learn the fascinating history of Venice
  • Learn more about the historic bell tower, which has been the symbol of the city from ancient times.
  • Check out the location where the famous Galileo Galilei first revealed his revolutionary invention, the telescope.
  • Admire the 360-degree panoramic view of Venice from the top of the bell tower.



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  • Reserved entry ticket to St. Mark's Bell Tower
  • Downloadable audio guide app 
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  • Visit St. Mark's Campanile, the bell tower of St. Mark's Basilica in Piazza San Marco

  • See the panoramic view of Venice from the top of the St. Mark's Campanile

  • Learn the history of Venice with the help of a downloadable audio guide

  • Click stunning images of the location where Galileo Galilei unveiled his revolutionary invention, the telescope!

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Must Know Before You Go
  • ID proof is mandatory for each individual guest at the time of arrival.
  • You may use your personal vehicle and park on-location (subject to availability) or use valet parking service.
  • When you are visiting the St. Mark's Campanile, smartphone tickets are also accepted.
  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details at the time of entry.
  • Tickets can only be used once and is not subject to refund or exchange of any kind whatsoever.
  • Lost, damaged, and/or stolen Tickets cannot be replaced, refunded, or exchanged in any manner.
  • Downloadable audio guide app are available at the activity location.
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St. Mark’s Basilica: Elegant Byzantine Masterpiece in Venice

The St. Mark’s Basilica Venice Tickets include the skip-the-line and guided tour of the basilica. With this ticket, you can explore the most-visited attraction of Venice and learn about St. Mark’s Basilica and the fascinating tales and facts of the Biblical scenes of the basilica from the guide. The ancient treasures of the magnificent religious artifacts collected over centuries in the basilica will blow your mind with their richness. Its marble inlays and the striking gold mosaics are also enough to make you awestruck with its beauty.


In this tour, Visitor to st mark's square can explore both the interiors and exteriors of the architecture of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. You can take a walk through the Pala D’oro, where you will discover a myriad of gems and precious stones. Moving further, you will come across the beautiful golden basilica which is a masterpiece of Byzantine art. If you are a history freak, you must take a tour of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice and discover the beauty that lies in the attraction yourself.

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Use your  St Mark's Basilica tickets to visit the place for its:


  • Stunning Byzantine architecture: St Mark’s Basilica is famed for being the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture. The iconic basilica has domes, intricate mosaics, and ornate marble flooring, which are all characteristics of this amazing architecture.
  • Captivating Pala d'Oro Altarpiece: One of the star attractions of St Mark Basilica is the Pala d'Oro altarpiece, made of enamel and gold and studded with precious gems. The altarpiece is known to be an important religious artefact and is another astounding example of Byzantine architecture craftsmanship.
  • Mesmerising Venetian Art: The enchanting Basilica also houses several beautiful Venetian masterpieces. Some Venetian Art includes the bronze doors portraying scenes from the Bible and sculpted marble columns that are located inside the church. 
  • Historic Relics: The Basilica houses a number of historic relics from bygone eras. One such prominent relic is the remains of St Mark and four ancient bronze horses, which were once a part of the Hippodrome in Constantinople.
Mosaics of St. Mark’s Basilica
Mosaics

The decorative program of the fundamental altar in St. Mark’s Basilica consists of mosaics of the late-11th and early-12th centuries distributed among three windows. The ancient mosaics in St. Mark’s Basilica date back to as early as the 1070s. Each of the mosaics in the structure of the cathedral looks so interesting and beautiful that you would want to keep on looking at them forever.

Sculpture in St. Mark’s Basilica
Sculpture

There are different types, origins, and epochs of sculptures in St. Mark’s Basilica Venice that show the richness of the 12th and 13th-century French cathedrals. Each of these sculptures, included in the St. Mark’s Basilica Venice Tickets, are created for their intended place or are surviving from a pre-existing building. These sculptures include a blend of trophies and ornamental elements with the integration of the mosaics.

The Treasure and The Pala D’oro of St. Mark’s Basilica
The Treasure and The Pala D’oro

With the St. Mark’s Basilica Venice Tickets, you will come to know that the church is a treasure trove of gold and silver work, ornamental glass and paintings, and valuable stones. The cathedral also consists of highly refined items created for the churches and structures of Constantinople. The Pala D’oro is situated near the tall altar where the relics of the Evangelists were enshrined.


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St. Mark’s Museum
St. Mark’s Museum

Created at the end of the 19th century, St. Mark’s Museum is another place included in the St. Mark’s Basilica Venice Tickets. It consists of the different kinds and origins of the objects belonging to the church. The museum houses one of the most valuable works of the quadriga, along with the illuminated manuscripts, Persian carpets, liturgical vestments, fragments of ancient mosaics, and the texts of St. Mark’s liturgies.

Campanile in St. Mark’s Basilica
The Campanile

Standing at a height of 99 meters, the Campanile is the revealing square plan tower in St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. It is a prototype of all the campaniles that was initially a watchtower, which later transformed into a weather clock with the addition of the belfry and embellishment of the statue of the Archangel Gabriel at the top.


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The Musical Tradition of St. Mark’s Basilica
The Musical Tradition

The Music Chapel in St. Mark’s Basilica is the center of attraction of Venetian musical life. The ways and style of considering music during that time depended on the suitability of the magnificence of the Basilica. In this period, numerous great Renaissance composers took part in the life of the Chapel and created the instrumental parts with melodic lines in the Basilica.

Essential Chronology of St. Mark’s Basilica
Essential Chronology

The Essential Chronology in St. Mark’s Basilica includes the events of the construction of the basilica in chronological order. Starting from 829 when the body of St. Mark was brought from Alexandria to Venice to 1807 when the basilica became the center of attraction of the Venice Patriarch, you will find everything in this Essential Chronology.

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Exteriors of St. Mark’s Basilica
Exteriors
  • Western façade- The exterior of St. Mark’s Basilica architecture is segregated into two registers. You will find five deeply submerged portals in the lower register of the western façade, covered with two tiers of valuable columns. The sculptural elements of the western facade in St. Mark’s Basilica are largely embellished in the arches of the doorways consisting of architectural lines.
  • Northern façade- On the Northern façade, you will witness the statues of the four authentic Latin Doctors of the Church, namely Gregory the Great, Jerome, Ambrose, and Augustine. The lunettes in this facade are also decorated with allegorical figures of Charity, Faith, Prudence, and Temperance.
  • Southern façade- The southern façade also consists of the allegorical figures of the Fortitude and Justice and the aedicule of the church include statues of Saint Paul the Hermit and Saint Anthony Abbot. It is one of the richly decorated façades as you will find plenty of rare marbles, trophies, and spoils in this façade.
Entry Hall of St. Mark’s Basilica
Entry Hall (Zen Chapel)

The Entry Hall or the Zen Chapel in St. Mark’s Basilica architecture showcases a mosaic cycle in the barrel vault that tells the stories of Saint Mark’s relics, translating from Alexandria to Venice. These relics display events like the praedestinatione that narrates the burial of the angelic prophecy of Mark.

Interior of St. Mark’s Basilica
Interiors

Chancel and choir chapels- The chancel in the interior part of the St. Mark’s Basilica architecture is covered with a Gothic altar screen, topped with a bronze and silver Crucifix. Here, you will find the statues of the Virgin and Saint Mark, along with the Twelve Apostles. Moving further, you will come across two choir chapels on either side of the chancel.

Side altars and chapels- The faithful were the prime user of the side altars in the transept. The altar in the northern crossarm is dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist, while the altar in the southern crossarm praises the name of Saint Leonard. The Mascoli Chapel was also embellished under Doge Francesco Foscari which was initially used by the homonymous confraternity.

Baptistery- The construction date of the Baptistry remains unknown, but it is likely that Doge Giovanni Soranzo had been responsible for the architectural construction of the structure. The mosaics in the Baptistry provide glimpses from the life of Saint John the Baptist and the infancy of Christ.

Sacristy- The Sacristy was constructed by Giorgio Spavento in 1486. The cabinets used in the Sacristy were utilized for keeping vestments, monstrances, reliquaries, and liturgical books and objects. In the walls of the Sacristy, you will find the mosaics that depict the prophets of the Old Testament and are adorned by Titan between 1524 and 1530.

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Influence

The architecture of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice took inspiration from the Gothic period which was limited to decorative details and patterns. You can find instances of it in the painted wall decoration and portal in the Church of Madonna dell’Orto and the Church of Santo Stefano. Although the classical elements of Venetian architecture were introduced in the early Renaissance period, the local building traditions prevailed for a long time.

Which St. Mark's Basilica Tickets Should You Choose

Skip the Line Ticket of St. Mark's Basilica
Skip- the - line Ticket

If you are on a tight schedule and wish to save time wherever possible in your schedule, you should purchase the skip-the-line St Mark's Basilica tickets. This will help in saving the time spent standing in the long queue outside the ticket office. Another way you can quickly take a guided tour.

St Mark's Basilica Art and Culture
Gain Insights into St Mark's Basilica Art and Culture

To learn as much about the history, culture and art of the cathedral as possible, you must purchase the St Mark's Basilica Venice tickets for a guided tour. You can either opt for the Venice In A Day: Guided Tour with Doge's Palace & St. Mark's Basilica or you can go for the St. Mark's Basilica Skip The Line Guided Tour.

Explore Venice with St Mark's Basilica
Explore Venice with St Mark's Basilica

If you want St Mark's Basilica to be combined with your tour of the city of Venice, you can opt for the combo  St Mark's Basilica tickets. This tour will include the prominent attractions of the city and some of them will have skip-the-line access.

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Location:

St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) is situated in Venice, Italy, at the heart of Piazza San Marco, the city's main square.


Timings:

The basilica is open to visitors from Monday to Saturday from 9:30 AM to 5:15 PM. On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the basilica is open from 2 PM to 5:15 PM

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    St Mark’s Basilica is well-known for its collection of holy relics of the patron saint of the city, Saint Mark the Evangelist. Situated next to the Doge’s Palace, it is one of the most spectacular cathedrals in entire Europe due to its beautiful architecture. This church has always been the center of attraction for tourists in the city.

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