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Basilica di San Marco

San Marco 328, Venice 30124 Italy
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  • Basilica di San Marco
    bali
    5 Aug 03, 2012

    Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute is great place 2 go very beautiful i was there 15 years ago it was wonderful:)))))

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  • Basilica di San Marco
    Craig Kellar
    5 Aug 02, 2012

    Lovely Basilica, and if you come to Venice you really should come here. Just be sure to demonstrate respect, and don't miss the horses on the top floor.

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  • Basilica di San MarcoPro 2014
    Leigh Virkus
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    The bell tower at St. Mark's Basilica is one of those famous landmarks found on Venice postcards. Some visitors feel the need to climb to the top. Others enjoy admiring it from outside. Either way, you must visit the Basilica. You are not going to Venice but want a Venetian experience? You can pose for photos in front of the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas...The Bell Tower looks like the real thing!

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  • Basilica di San Marco
    Priya Kasi
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    The Basilica is calm and entry is free. The museum through the small door to the side costs 7 euros but is worth just the view of the Piazza. Backpacks are not allowed into the basilica and museum but regular handbags are.

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  • Basilica di San Marco
    nonopolaire
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    The basilica is very beautiful outside ... but too much crowded and it's not possible to visit inside with bags. You need to find the place for the bags and after that we can visit inside. This is a nice basilica but if you want to visit different room inside the basilica you need to pay !

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  • Basilica di San Marco
    Laura Benvenuti
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    La storia della Basilica di San Marco a Venezia è costellata da distruzioni, ricostruzioni e restauri: la prima chiesa dedicata al Santo venne edificata nell'828 vicino al Palazzo Ducale, ma dopo appena quattro anni fu sostituita da una nuova costruzione, situata nell'attuale posizione. Una rivolta nel 976 provocò un incendio che distrusse completamente la Chiesa, ricostruita prontamente nel 978. Il passare degli anni causò un deterioramento della Basilica, che venne ulteriormente restaurata nel 1063 e consacrata nel 1094: secondo una leggenda durante la cerimonia della consacrazione venne ritrovato in un pilastro il corpo di San Marco Evangelista, che si dice fosse stato trafugato originariamente da due mercanti veneziani ad Alessandria d'Egitto secoli prima. Un ulteriore incendio funesta la storia della Basilica nel 1231, ma gli interventi per riportarla agli antichi fasti sono immediati. La Basilica di San Marco era una "chiesa di stato", dipendente quindi non dalla chiesa di Roma ma direttamente dal Doge che governava la Repubblica di Venezia e nominava il clero che doveva occuparsi della sua amministrazione. È solo nel 1807 che San Marco divenne ufficialmente la Cattedrale di Venezia.
    Per quanto riguarda le caratteristiche artistiche della Basilica di San Marco bisogna distinguere la facciata e le decorazioni esterne da quelle che invece ornano l'interno della chiesa:
    La facciata esterna è in marmo, adornata da numerosi mosaici realizzati nel corso degli anni. I mosaici originali, realizzati nel 1200, sono quasi tutti scomparsi perché deterioratisi e sostituiti con nuovo materiale che ha però riprodotto fedelmente le antiche opere. L'unica parte ancora esistente riguarda la rappresentazione dell'ingresso in Basilica del corpo del Santo. Una delle celebri opere d'arte legate alla Basilica è la Quadriga: una scultura in bronzo dorato e argentato che rappresenta quattro cavalli. L'opera fu portata a Venezia in seguito a un saccheggio di Costantinopoli, e quella esposta all'esterno è ormai soltanto una copia: gli originali sono custoditi nel museo interno alla chiesa. Monumento misterioso che orna l'esterno di San Marco è quello ai Tetrarchi: non si sa con cetrezza né la data di realizzazione né i soggetti, ma si ipotizza si tratti dei primi 4 tetrarchi dell'Impero Romano.
    L'interno della Basilica è ornato anch'esso da mosaici meravigliosi, realizzati nel corso dei secoli e ispirati all'arte Bizantina, che narrano la storia della salvezza a cui sono destinati i Cristiani. La Pala d'oro, situata dietro l'altare maggiore, fa parte del Tesoro di San Marco, è una delle poche pale d'altare completamente in oro conservate al giorno d'oggi nelle chiese del nostro Paese.

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  • Basilica di San Marco
    Anne Sharp
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    5 Aug 31, 2013

    Have not yet made it inside but someday I will.

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  • Basilica di San Marco
    Tamara Gurchiani
    5 Aug 10, 2013

    Fantastic place

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    Rachel Bueno
    5 Aug 02, 2013
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    Pietro D
    5 Jul 27, 2013
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    Marco D'Ambros
    5 Mar 03, 2013
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    Cristiano Pivato
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    3 Jan 27, 2013

    La famosissima Basilica, uno dei monumenti più visitati al mondo per la sua maestosità

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  • Basilica di San Marco
    Erick Sasse
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    5 Oct 22, 2012

    Belíssima vista de Veneza. A subida é tranquila de elevador, vale muito a pena.

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  • Basilica di San Marco
    Kersti Ahlgren
    5 Oct 14, 2012
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    Mary Boney
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    4 Sep 13, 2012

    Awesome going back

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  • Basilica di San Marco
    Jim Barton
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    5 Aug 29, 2012

    Excellent views of the surrounding area. Great for pictures. Well worth the wait.

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  • Basilica di San Marco
    Danny Ruiz
    5 Aug 10, 2012
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    Jacopo Mensa
    5 Aug 04, 2012
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    John Reviere
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    pay the extra money and see everything, it's well worth it.

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  • Basilica di San Marco
    Yaryna Fedkiv
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    The fresco is fabulous!

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4.5 out of 5
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Started in the 9th Century, Basilica di San Marco's architecture shows an eastern and Byzantine influence: note the golden altarpiece and the 13th and 14th-century mosaics that illustrate the cycles of the Bible. The magnificent domes date from the 12th Century. The Basilica houses the Marciano Museum, which contains the original bronze horses, copies of which are now on the terrace. Other great ... read more
artworks are located in the Pala d'Oro , along with masterpieces of Gothic gold-smithing, located just behind the altar. At hundreds of years in the making, this beautiful basilica is not just a work of art itself, but houses some of the most important works of art in the world. Step inside (though mind the dress code) to marvel at the golden altarpiece, the mosaics dating back to the 13th century and which portray the cycles of the Bible, and the jaw-dropping domes. The basilica also houses the Marciano Museum and a wonderful display of the most amazing goldsmith work of the Gothic era.

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Aliases: Basilica di San Marco-Campanile