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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

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Marc,  United States United States
17 May 2024
Excellent
Valentina was a spectacular guide. Her knowledge base is enormous and well as her love of her city and culture. The office was a bit hard to located but we were able to locate our group tour so...
Valentina was a spectacular guide. Her knowledge base is enormous and well as her love of her city and culture. The office was a bit hard to located but we were able to locate our group tour so all is well.
Best of Golden Basilica: Guided Tour & Skip the Line Tickets
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Casey,  Singapore Singapore
27 May 2024
Excellent
This tour was so worth it! Simone was such a wonderful guide. Her passion for the city made the tour so enjoyable. The early entrance to Doge’s Palace was also excellent as it enabled us to...
This tour was so worth it! Simone was such a wonderful guide. Her passion for the city made the tour so enjoyable. The early entrance to Doge’s Palace was also excellent as it enabled us to appreciate the place without feeling rushed.
Early Entrance Combo Tour: Doge’s palace & St. Mark’s Basilica- Terrace
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James,  United States United States
10 Jun 2024
Average
The Roman Catholic Church and their ability to squeeze every single Euro out of you is truly impressive. Pay to skip the long line. Pay to see the altar. Pay to see the Loggia and the museum. Pay...
The Roman Catholic Church and their ability to squeeze every single Euro out of you is truly impressive. Pay to skip the long line. Pay to see the altar. Pay to see the Loggia and the museum. Pay pay pay. I wonder what Jesus would say?
St.Mark's Basilica: Only Cathedral Skip The Line Ticket

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