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St. Mark's Basilica
St Mark’s Basilica, a superb example of the Romanesque-Byzantine style with five cupolas, was built (10thC) to house the body of the St Mark the Evangelist. The facade features five portals decorated in splendid marbles and mosaics, and with a terrace dividing it into two halves. On the terrace stand Four Horses of gilded copper (copies - the originals are now preserved inside) that were sent from Constantinople to Doge Enrico Dandolo in 1204.
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Splendid mosaics in the atrium relate the stories of the Bible. The imposing interior in the form of a Greek cross contains a wealth of paintings and sculptures. Of particular interest are mosaics of Veneto-Byzantine origin, some of them reconstructed from drawings by Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese. The Bell Tower adjacent to the basilica was once a lighthouse for ships. At the foot of the tower is a 16th century loggia by J. Sansovino.
Piazza San Marco 121-144, Venice
From November to March/April (Easter) 9.45am-5pm, Sunday and Holidays 2pm-4pm; from March/April (Easter) to November 9.45am-5pm, Sunday and Holidays 2pm-5pm (opening times may vary due to Liturgical rites).
For security reasons, it is strictly forbidden to enter the Basilica with luggages and backpacks. A left luggage service has been created at the Ateneo San Basso in Calle San Basso 315/A, with the following timetable: weekday from 10am to 4.30pm; holidays: from 2pm to 4pm. The service of left luggage office can be used free of charge only by visitors of the Basilica of Saint Mark. Visitors must therefore collect their belongings immediately after leaving the Basilica.
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