The Basilica of San Marco is located in Piazza San Marco in Venice. It was built in 828 and was rebuilt by fire in the 11th century, but it has a history of more than 100 years. The church got its name because of the buried remains of St. Mark. It was once the largest church in the Middle Ages in Europe. The whole church is very magnificent, using Byzantine architectural style, combining the essence of Eastern and Western architecture. The church can be visited for a fee. The decorations are said to be beautiful, and there are many rich collections of art. We are just the exterior, but even the exterior of the church can feel its beauty. The arched Roman-style gate, the eastern style and the Gothic minaret on the top, various marble statues, and relief sculptures are all worth seeing.
The Basilica of St. Mark is almost 1,000 years old. It is one of the most beautiful and important Catholic churches. It has more than 500 stone pillars and more than 4000 square meters of mosaic paintings. On the one hand, it combines the Byzantine and Gothic styles, on the other hand, it also has an Oriental style and is open to Eastern culture. This is the charm of this temple. St. Mark’s Church stands on St. Mark’s Square in the city centre. It was built to commemorate the twelve saints of Jesus and the collection of trophies. It was built in the 9th century and completed in 1094.
A must-visit but book in advance to skip the line and leave your backpack elsewhere.
Incredible architecture inside and out. Lines are a little long to get inside but the art inside explains it all.
Such a calm place, and busy at the same time. Beautiful destination
Basilica di San Marco is quite lovely and the paintings (even on the exterior at night) almost seem as though they're lit from within.
It's the giant church that lords it over Venice. Pretty much a must see on any trip.