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St. Mark’s Basilica: Skip The Line Entry Ticket with Terrace + Pala D’Oro Access

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What's included

Skip the line ticket for Basilica
Access to ground floor
Access to St.Mark’s Museum
Access to the Pala D’oro
Access to the Terrace
Downloadable audio guide app with commentary about the city of Venice (St Mark’s audio guide not included)

What's not included

Entry to the Bell Tower
Earphones – make sure to have earphones to use with your smartphone

Important information

* Your admission tickets are not refundable or changeable, so make sure to arrive on time * You can enter 5 minutes before your timeslot and no later than 5 minutes after your timeslot
  • Enjoy entry to Venice's most important church, Saint Mark's Basilica and see the the Pala d'Oro
  • Stand on the terrace of St Mark's Basilica and stare out across the iconic Piazza San Marco
  • Visit the Loggia dei Cavalli, and see relics and precious objects from Constantinople in St Mark's Museum

Enjoy entry to three parts of the Basilica complex and take in the unrivalled view of Piazza San Marco from the terrace of the Loggia dei Cavalli.

Saint Mark's Basilica

Housing the relics of Saint Mark, the Basilica of San Marco (Saint Mark’s Basilica) has become a symbol of Venice that’s known around the world.

Built by the Venetians in 820 AD and consecrated in 832 AD, it lost its original form due to a serious fire in the early 900s. The Basilica as it’s known today took shape in 1063 AD, thanks to the Doge Domenico Contarini and his successors.

The relics of St. Mark, ornate mosaics, and majestic design elements have helped cement the sacred building as the main architectural marvel of Venice.

Pala d'Oro

Behind the main altar you can admire the Pala d'Oro, the only example in the world of considerably sized, intact Gothic goldsmithing.

This refined work of Byzantine enamel – measuring 3.34 meters wide and 2.12 meters high – is divided into two main parts, one lower and one upper. The altar is composed of about 250 cloisonnés enamels on gilded silver foil and is decorated with 1927 precious stones and gems.

St Mark's Museum and the Loggia dei Cavalli

Inside the museum you’ll find sumptuous works of Flemish and Medicean tapestry, altar frontals, Persian carpets, and other furnishings. For centuries these were the protagonists that created a sumptuous and refined scenography for functions presided over by the Doge. They've been saved from the storage room so you can admire them.

The Horses of Saint Mark, also known as the Triumphal Quadriga, are statues from classical antiquity (most likely from the second or third century AD). They originally stood on the loggia of the basilica, but have since been moved to the museum for conservation. Replicas have taken their place, so you can still see them keeping watch over Saint Mark’s square.

  • Show your ticket at the entrance on the left side (facing the Basilica), in the line dedicated to ticket holders
  • Download the audio guide app from the iOS or Android store by following the steps in the Audio Guide Access Instructions in the booking confirmation email

Venice city audio guide app:

  • The app can operate offline, so download the app and your audio guide content before leaving the house, so you only see GPS when out and about!
  • After download, you can start using the app whenever you want (up to a year after buying) and for an unlimited time (until you remove it from your smartphone/tablet)
St. Mark's Basilica
Piazza San Marco 328, 30100, Venice
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  • Cancel until 23:59 the day before you visit and get a full refund. Select a refundable ticket during checkout
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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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
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Jean,  United States United States
18 Nov 2023
Excellent
Skip the line tickets is worth it!!! There was a line to both Basiloca and Bell Tower. Awesome experience!! It does t appear you can sit in the “pews” (chairs, not perma benches). No one rushed us out!
Skip the line tickets is worth it!!! There was a line to both Basiloca and Bell Tower. Awesome experience!! It does t appear you can sit in the “pews” (chairs, not perma benches). No one rushed us out!
St. Mark’s Basilica: Skip The Line With Terrace & Pala D’Oro Access
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IOANNIS,  Greece Greece
30 Jan 2024
Excellent
The San Marco Basilica is perhaps the most important experience one should have in Venice. It is very fundamental to connect its history to the sack of Constantinople in 1204 and the consequent...
The San Marco Basilica is perhaps the most important experience one should have in Venice. It is very fundamental to connect its history to the sack of Constantinople in 1204 and the consequent uprising of the Venetian power, as well as the subsequent connection between the Venetians and the Byzantines.
St. Mark’s Basilica: Skip The Line With Terrace & Pala D’Oro Access

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