Tickets for St. Mark's Basilica: Audio Guide

Pump the history of St. Mark's Basilica straight into your ears

Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
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Opening hours
St. Mark's Basilica
Today:  09:30 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  09:30 - 17:00
Thursday:  09:30 - 17:00
Friday:  09:30 - 17:00
Saturday:  09:30 - 17:00
Sunday:  09:30 - 16:30
Monday:  09:30 - 17:00
Audio guide desk
Today:  09:30 - 15:30
Tomorrow:  09:30 - 15:30
Thursday:  09:30 - 15:30
Friday:  09:30 - 15:30
Saturday:  09:30 - 15:30
Sunday:  14:00 - 15:30
Monday:  09:30 - 15:30
Audio guide of the Basilica: 30 minutes, of the Square 60 minutes
  • Learn the history of Venice's most visited site, St. Mark's Basilica, with an audioguide
  • Tour the basilica and see the Byzantine art, mosaics, and an impressive bejeweled alter
  • Opt for an additional audio guide of St Mark Square

Plug into your fact-packed audioguide for a journey through the most visited site in Venice - St. Mark's Basilica. Explore the Byzantine art, get the facts on this 9th-century masterpiece, and continue the history trip with an optional audioguide for St Mark Square.

Entrance to the basilica is free, but the way to make it really worthwhile is to savor the fascinating history with a fact-filled audio guide!

Built in the 9th century to bury the corpse of St Mark, it's packed with Byzantine art and biblical symbolism, and once inside, you'll learn about it all!

See the intricate designs, the Byzantine domes decked in gold, the impressive ground mosaics and the Pala d’Oro golden altar, dazzling visitors daily with over 2,000 precious stones.

Want more? Opt for the St Mark's Square audioguide and you'll also get a fun tour of the square to keep you busy. It's the best stuff you'll see (and hear) in Venice!

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Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
Entrance to the Basilica (free)
St. Mark's Basilica audio guide
St. Mark's Square audio guide (if selected)
Entrance to St. Mark’s Museum, the Golden Pall and the Treasury of St. Mark’s Basilica
Access to the Bell Tower
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the Welcome Desk in the Atrium at the entrance of St. Mark's Basilica to receive your audio guide
  • Make sure to arrive on time, as the venue often gets busy. Check the opening hours before you head there
  • Important: you must leave a valid ID as a deposit in order to borrow the audio guide. Photocopies and student IDs will not be accepted!
  • The audio guide desk closes Mon-Sat at 16:30, Sun at 16:15. Last entrance to the Basilica is 15 minutes before closing
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
Jul 10, 2019
Great resource!
Jul 2, 2019
It was a nice visit
Jun 1, 2019
Very easy to use and great that you could skip the queue to collect the phones.
May 25, 2019
Easily done
May 7, 2019
Easy to access
Apr 27, 2019
Extremely quick, easy access to the Basilica... no waiting in line! The audio guide was very easy to use and informative as well.
Mar 22, 2019
Thumbs up!
Oct 1, 2018
Good experience.
Sep 7, 2018
Jul 30, 2018
Just remember to find the special entrance with this ticket.

Common questions

What do these tickets include?
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