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Basilica di San Marco

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Basilica entrance photo

ABOVE: The main visitor entrance is on the Piazza side of the church; look for the crowd-control barriers and the stanchions with signs.

Visitor information

sign photoThe Basilica di San Marco is open for tourist visits from Monday through Saturday from approximately 9:30  a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

On Sunday mornings, you can attend mass, but wandering around isn't allowed.

Visiting hours can vary slightly by season; the sign in front of the Basilica will show current times.

Admission is free, but it's polite to leave a donation in one of the coinboxes.

Unless you're on a budget or in a hurry, consider visiting the San Marco Museum, the Treasury, and the Golden Altarpiece. (You'll need to buy a separate ticket for each.)

Avoiding the queue:

The line to enter the Basilica through the main door can be long during high season and on weekends. To minimize waiting time, try one of the following strategies:

More tips:

Official Web site:

The Procuratoria in Venice has an official English-language Web site about the Basilica, with historical information, a 3D "Virtual Basilica" tour, a liturgical calendar, etc.

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