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St. Mark's Basilica Tickets

Marvel at golden mosaics and Byzantine art in the iconic symbol of Venetian power

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St. Mark's Basilica Overview

  • The interior of the basilica is a stunning example of Byzantine art and architecture, with its shimmering mosaics, golden altars, and intricate marble carvings

  • Don’t miss the 24-carat gold leaf mosaics that cover more than 4,000 m2 – including mosaic designs from Titian and Tintoretto

  • Discover the Pala d’Oro, or the ‘Golden Altarpiece,’ a Gothic work replete with 3,000 precious stones and delicate enamel plates

  • St. Mark's Basilica was consecrated in 1094. From the crusades to the Napoleonic wars, the church has been at the center of Venetian social and cultural life for centuries

  • St. Mark's Bell Tower, the tallest structure in Venice, is right next to the basilica. Take the elevator up for a fantastic view of the city

As one of the most visited sites in Venice, St. Mark's Basilica lines can be long.

Book your ticket online in advance to bypass the crowd and make the most of your time in this incredible building. You can choose from tickets as well as guided tours.

St. Mark's Basilica tickets may include:

Guided tours may include:

  • Visit the basilica and St. Mark’s museum with a guided tour. You can also add a visit to the rooftop terrace to your tour

  • Join a two-hour guided tour and skip the line to St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. You'll also get in at the Museo Correr, Marciana National Library, and Archaeological Museum

  • Discover Venice’s Byzantine history with a walking tour of the area, skip-the-line entry and tour of St. Mark’s Basilica, as well as access to the terrace and museum

General information:

  • On Sunday mornings, from 9:30 – 14:00, only St. Mark’s Museum is open. The basilica is closed for religious services

  • The bell tower is open every day from 9:30 – 21:15 unless there is strong wind, fog, or cold. The last admission is at 20:45

  • In St. Mark’s Basilica, photography is prohibited. In the bell tower or on the terrace, you may take photos with your personal camera. Professional camera equipment and live streaming are not allowed

  • There is a modesty dress code. Make sure you cover your shoulders and knees

  • You can’t bring large suitcases or backpacks into the basilica. There are secure lockers where you can store your bags at the San Basso ticket office location

Accessibility information:

  • The basilica is wheelchair accessible. Staff are ready to assist as well – find them by the Porta dei Fiori entrance on the left-hand side

  • You may use a wheelchair within the basilica and can access the museum by using an elevator or stair lift to get to the upper floor. There is a ramp by Pora dei Fiori that you can use to access the treasury. The Bell Tower is accessible by elevator

  • You may be eligible for free admission if you are disabled. Children younger than six may also enter for free

St. Mark's Basilica reviews

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Richard,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
16 Feb 2024
Excellent
The experience was really good, unfortunately we were unable to go on the date we booked as the Basilica was flooded, however the tour guide was very good and was able to get us on a time slot for...
The experience was really good, unfortunately we were unable to go on the date we booked as the Basilica was flooded, however the tour guide was very good and was able to get us on a time slot for the following day
St. Mark's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
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Linda,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
16 Feb 2024
Excellent
Excellent knowledgeable guide,Elizabeth clearly enjoys her job and passing her knowledge on to others. Only criticism would be about the stairs and the steepness from the balcony, a warning would...
Excellent knowledgeable guide,Elizabeth clearly enjoys her job and passing her knowledge on to others. Only criticism would be about the stairs and the steepness from the balcony, a warning would have been appreciated
St. Mark's Basilica: Skip The Line + Guided Tour
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Anneli,  Estonia Estonia
11 Feb 2024
Excellent
St Mark's is a must in Venice and this ticket provided exactly what it promised: no queuing, access to Pala D'Oro and unlimited time to explore the basilica, its museum and views from the terrace.
St. Mark’s Basilica: Skip The Line With Terrace & Pala D’Oro Access

About: St. Mark's Basilica

An enormous monument enriched with history, art, religion, and culture – to say the least! St Mark’s Basilica is made of impeccable treasures, inside out, from the 'Pala d'Oro' behind the altar, adorned in precious stones to the four horses on the façade that symbolize strength and freedom.

Saint Mark's Basilica
Monday 09:30 - 17:15
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:15
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:15
Thursday 09:30 - 17:15
Friday 09:30 - 17:15
Saturday 09:30 - 17:15
Sunday 14:00 - 17:15
St. Mark's Basilica
Piazza San Marco 328, 30100, Venice
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