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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Saint Mark's Basilica

St. Mark's Square and Basilica Interior with Audio Guide

Product ID: 194735
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Enjoy a guided audio tour of either just the Basilica or both St. Mark's Square and the Basilica. Marvel at the golden mosaics on the walls inside and discover the masterpieces of art and history.
About this activity
Duration 30 minutes - 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of St. Mark's Square
  • Admire the square, known as the most beautiful reception room in Europe
  • See the basilica's interior and hear the story behind the golden mosaics
Full description
Choose between an audio guided tour of the Basilica (30 minutes) or of the Basilica and the monuments around the St. Mark's Square (1 hour). 

Napoleon described St. Mark's Square as the most beautiful reception room in Europe. The square is known around the world for the phenomenon of high water. Being one of the lowest points in the city, water from the lagoon begins to invade the square during high tides and visitors walk along catwalks or wear rubber boots. 

The Basilica has for centuries has been the focus of religious and public life in Venice. The mosaics that decorate the walls of San Marco represent the political power of Venice. The golden tiles were placed at a slightly angular position in order to reflect light from every angle.
Includes
  • Audio guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee to St. Mark’s Museum, the Golden Pall, and the Treasury of St. Mark’s Basilica

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Collect the audio guide from the atrium of the Basilica at Piazza San Marco 328, 30100. You must show your GetYourGuide voucher.

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Product ID: 194735