Book your visit to St. Mark’s Basilica and Museum and skip the line at the entrance!
- Skip the line and enter St. Mark’s Museum and Basilica thruogh a privileged lane with your personalized QR CODE
- Duration: about 1 hour and 30 minutes
- Opening times: please kindly check in advance the Basilica opening times
St. Mark’s Basilica is one of the iconic symbols of Venice. Originally designed with the function of private chapel for the Doge (the highest office in the Serenissima Republic of Venice), the Basilica acquired over the centuries an increasingly central role in the religious and political life of the city.
St. Mark’s Basilica, also known as “the golden Church” for the predominance of golden mosaics, is unique in the world in the artistic and architectural panorama for its particular conformation with a strong Byzantine and Romanesque characterization, for the priceless treasures kept inside and for the refinement of the mosaics that decorate the vaults.
The collection of St. Mark’s Museum houses many works of art related to the Basilica, among which the iconic gilded bronze quadriga stands out. A copy of the quadriga is displayed on the loggia overlooking St. Mark’s Square in order to protect the original one from the corrosion of atmospheric agents.
Located at the top floor of the Basilica, the Museum gives visitors the chance to admire the Cathedral’s interiors from a new stunning perspective and to observe closely the marvellous golden mosaics with which the walls are decorated.
From the Museum, visitors can access the famous terraces of the Basilica with a suggestive panoramic view of St. Mark’s Square, the island of San Giorgio, the Bell Tower and the Clock Tower.
- The ticket includes the entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica, Museum and terraces
- Visitors are recommended to wear appropriated clothes for a place of worship.
- It is forbidden to enter the Basilica with luggages, bagpacks or voluminous bags. It is possible to store your luggage renting the lockers at San Basso Ticket Office, in Piazzetta dei Leonici (on the leftside of the Basilica)