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St Mark Square and St Mark's Golden Basilica Tour

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Discover one of the world’s most majestic cathedrals, a true masterpiece of Byzantine art in the heart of Venice! During this tour visit Basilica and know about its treasures!

  Duration: 1h
  Hosted in: EN

St Mark Square and St Mark's Golden Basilica Tour

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€ 31
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Audio Guide - Headphones
Licensed Guides
Mobile Voucher
Printed Voucher
Group: Max 10 people


What you'll do

Discover one of the world’s most majestic cathedrals, a true masterpiece of Byzantine art in the heart of Venice. During this one hour guided tour you will be introduced to the history behind the prominent sights of St Mark's Square and enter into the Basilica. 

An official guide will provide you with a wealth of information regarding Saint Mark's Square and then accompany you on a detailed tour of the Golden Basilica, once the private chapel of the Doge of Venice, the only one of its kind in Italy, thanks to the sumptuous golden mosaics and impressive marble inlay flooring. [readmore] During the tour, you will be able to sit down in the church and absorb the atmosphere whilst listening to your guide who will describe the biblical scenes represented throughout the building, together with history and particularities of this ancient Basilica. The tour includes the visit of the famous Pala d’Oro - an altarpiece made of gold and silver, and an exquisite example of Byzantine art with a myriad of gems and precious stones.
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Included / Excluded
Professional guide
1-hour walking tour of Saint Mark's Square and its Basilica
Visit of the famous Pala d’Oro altarpiece
Audio-system and headsets
Admission to the upper floor of the Basilica

Before You Go

Please dress appropriately for the church (cover shoulders and knees)

This activity is not wheelchair accessible

Backpacks are not allowed inside the Basilica

You should arrive 15 minutes in advance, in order not to miss your tour

The tour will take place rain or shine, but may be affected in case of high tides

On very few occasions Saint Mark's Basilica may be closed due to religious ceremonies, public holidays, private events or high water and we are not always informed in advance

Parents will need to have an ID for the children on the date of travel to prove they are under 6


Meeting Point

Piazza San Marco, 15, 30124 Venice, Italy. In front of the blue clock tower, look for the white sign TURIVE TOUR

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