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Venice: St. Mark's Basilica Guided Visit & Terrace Access
42 USD
As you step into the magnificent St Mark's Basilica, be dazzled by the stunning golden mosaics that adorn its walls. Then, venture into the museum to get up close and personal with the original four magnificent bronze horses, a sight that's sure to leave you in awe.
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Experience the splendor of St Mark's Basilica with a local expert as your guide. Delve into the history and beauty of this iconic landmark, exploring its stunning museum, breathtaking mosaics, and sublime masterpieces. Be amazed by the breathtaking views of St Mark's Square from the basilica's lofty heights. Meet your knowledgeable guide in the heart of Piazza San Marco and embark on an unforgettable journey through St Mark's Basilica. As you step into the atrium, marvel at the glittering ceiling adorned with golden mosaics, setting the tone for an unforgettable experience. Uncover the sheer grandeur of the basilica's interior, where you'll discover an array of masterpieces from centuries past, including the dazzling golden domes, the ornate iconostasis, the impressive ciborium, and the revered main altar, which houses the tomb of St Mark the Evangelist. Next, ascend a steep but thrilling staircase to the first floor, where the Museum of St Mark awaits. Here, gaze upon the basilica's stunning interior from a unique perspective. The tour culminates on the basilica's picturesque terrace, where the majestic bronze horse statues (a replica of the originals) stand sentinel. Bask in the breathtaking views of St Mark's Square, and later, visit the original horse statues, once proudly displayed on the church facade. At the conclusion of the tour, feel free to linger in the St Mark's Basilica Museum, exploring its wonders at your leisure – your entrance ticket is included. Alternatively, revel in the stunning panorama of Piazza San Marco from the basilica's terrace once more, or wander the ground floor at your own pace.