Saint marks Basilica is the most famous of the city's churches and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. Originally it was the chapel of the Doge, and has only been the city's cathedral since 1807, when it became the seat of the Patriarch of Venice. Saint Mark's Basilica is a symbol of Venetian wealth and power, from the 11th century on the building has been known by the nickname Chiesa d'Oro (Church of gold)
Backpacks are not allowed into Saint marks Basilica there is an option to leave them in a guarded place. There is usually a line to enter the Basilica.
Beautiful small museum where are showcased 4 stunning sculpture groups depicting scenes of the Odyssey
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