Basilica di San Marco, Venice

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    Basilica di San Marco

    by Giulia_ua Written Aug 25, 2002

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    – Central cathedral of Venice. Do not be afraid of a line, it moves very quickly. Just remember that it is not allowed to women enter the cathedral with a naked shoulders, and, sometimes men wearing shorts are not allowed to come in. The entrance is free, however, if you want to see treasury or go to the gallery, you have to pay (together it is about 5 USD – 10000 Italian Liras).

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    I visited this beautiful...

    by lois_lane Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I visited this beautiful cathedral, fell in love with it's mixed heritage of archetecture, beautiful colours, everything. I headed back in the direction of the water taxi that I wanted to take...I thought. I wandered in circled for an hour and a half...

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    San Marco

    by schielen Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The church of San Marco (St. Mark's) is the most prominent building at the square with the same name.
    The San Marco which stands today is actually the third incarnation of it. The first burned in 973 and was quickly rebuilt, only to be torn down a century later. The third and present structure was begun in 1063 and progressed so swiftly that it was consecrated in 1073. By 1100, the interior walls (the last thing to be done) had been lined in marble.
    Based on the 5-domed Apostoleion, the plan directly copies the usual Greek cruciform style: a dome on pendentives over the choir and each of the equal-length arms of the cross-- the nave, apse and transepts. The narthex is L-shaped and covered by a series of six smaller domes. Various parts of the church, such as the many columns on the west facade, were plundered from buildings in the east. It is thought that San Marco inspired the design and construction of St. Front de Périgueux in France.

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    After having fed the pigeons...

    by stopatnothin Written Aug 25, 2002

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    After having fed the pigeons in the piazza , take a walk inside the Basilica Di San Marco . There you will find amazing , precious works in gold in the world .
    I can say nothing else except that it was a sight for sore eyes .

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    Stroll in the many historical...

    by annk Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Stroll in the many historical churches adorned with Renaissance works done by the masters. Sorry I don't know which church the photo of the ceiling (mosaics) was taken in, we walked through so many.
    No admission charges, but donations are appreciated

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    A visit to the Basilica of San...

    by wayward_son Written Aug 24, 2002

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    A visit to the Basilica of San Marco. The church was built in the mid eleventh century to enshrine the body of the Evangelist St Mark, which had been brought to Venice in 829.
    The Basilica is awash in mosaics, which tell stories from the bible. The building was constructed in the form of a Greek cross, with four domes placed above each branch, and a large central dome.

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    Visit the Basilica of San...

    by Paladin857 Written Aug 24, 2002

    Visit the Basilica of San Marco
    Italy is full of wonderful cathedrals and churches, but this one has no equal. This is where the remains of the apostle Mark are reputed to be. There is an awesome aura of spirituality in San Marco that cannot be described, just felt.

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  • Go inside of the church on the...

    by mliebster Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Go inside of the church on the Piazza San Marco. You can go upstairs - therein you'll find some interesting items. This book was beautiful! Looks to me like some Latin song book. Also you can go out on the roof of the building. You get a nice view of the Piazza.

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    Orient comes to Europe

    by Toughluck Updated Sep 30, 2010

    The Palazzo is open, sunny and full of pigeons and people. It's the best place to start you're visit. All the icons of Venice are here.

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    St Mark's Basilica

    by Jim_Eliason Written Aug 25, 2010

    Founded in 828 this is one of Venice's most popular sights as witnessed by the crowds outside waitng to get in. Note that bags are not allowed inside.

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    Get a picture of the Basilica at least

    by ZoeB Written Feb 3, 2008

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    If you can get in (in summer there are very long queues) go inside the Basilica or at least get a photo of it. It is a truly magnificent building and makes San Marco even more magical.

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    On the Balcony of St Mark's Basilica

    by olgaehr Written Nov 20, 2007

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    Once you go upstairs in St Mark's Basilica to a separate gallery, don't miss an opportunity to go outside. The views of the Piazza and the water are spectacular.

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    Saint Marks

    by BenFromParis Updated Apr 26, 2006

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    This cathedral is not enormous but the inside with its walls covered of gold (or it looks like gold) and its wonderfull view of the place has to be seen.

    Inside of the church view from the balcony of the church
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    St. Mark's Cathedral

    by jmhenry1123 Written Jul 14, 2005

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    St. Mark's is the keystone of the piazza and it's interior holds many riches. Arrive early if you plan on touring the inside of the church.

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    St. Mark's Church - The front

    by ophiro Updated Jun 5, 2005

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    The front of the church is very impressive , very rich , a lot of statues.

    Here is a picture of the upper part of the church.

    Upper Part of the church

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