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Expert Review of Basilica di San Marco (St. Mark's Basilica)

Family Review of Basilica di San Marco (St. Mark's Basilica)

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • This is an incredible--and huge--place with more to see than any child can put up with in one session. If you want to have fun sightseeing with your kids, plan ahead on what you really want to see and leave the rest for another time. After all, don't you want to have to come back to Venice?
  • For sheer beauty and brilliance, there's the Pala d'Oro (Golden Altarpiece) encrusted with thousands of precious jewels and evocative enamel panels; it's behind the main altar, near the tomb of Saint Mark (ask about the legend of how his remains were smuggled to Venice). The Tesoro (Treasury), with plunder brought back from the Crusades is cool, and the four gilded horses are a must.
  • Remember that you will not be allowed into the Basilica unless you--and your children--are dressed appropriately. That means no shorts (for men or women) or skirts above the knee, no sleeveless or strap shirts, no bellybuttons showing under short tops.

Address:
San Marco, Piazza San Marco
Venice
Italy
Parking: Basilica, Tesoro, and Pala d'Oro: summer Mon-Sat 9:45am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm (in winter usually closes an hour earlier). Museo Marciano: summer daily 9:45am-5pm (in winter usually closes an hour earlier)
Price: Basilica, free admission; Museo Marciano (St. Mark's Museum, also called La Galleria, includes Loggia dei Cavalli), 1.50€ ($1.95); Tesoro (Treasury), 2€ ($2.60)


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 041-522-5697
Transportation: Vaporetto: San Marco
Price Information: Basilica, free admission; Museo Marciano (St. Mark's Museum, also called La Galleria, includes Loggia dei Cavalli), 1.50€ ($1.95); Tesoro (Treasury), 2€ ($2.60)
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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