Basilica of St. Mark Venice, Italy

A Byzantine wonder that looks more like Istanbul than Italy, the 11th-century Basilica di San Marco is covered in domes, lined with golden mosaics, and filled with ancient art treasures.

View from South
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Facts & Stats

Best Known As
Basilica of St. Mark
Full Name
Basilica of St. Mark
Also Known As
Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Basilica
45.434464° N, 12.339570° E  (map)
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Contact Info

Piazza San Marco


Original St. Mark's Basilica Basilica of St. Mark
Consecration of St. Mark's Basilica Basilica of St. Mark

Further Resources

  1. Krautheimer, Richard. Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture, pp. 407-11.
  2. Maguire, Henry (ed.) and Robert S. Nelson (ed.). San Marco, Byzantium, and the Myths of Venice .
  3. Fenlon, Iain. Piazza San Marco.
  4. Demus, Otto (ed.). The Mosaics of San Marco in Venice .
  5. Demus, Otto and Herbert L. Kessler (ed.). The Mosaic Decoration of San Marco, Venice.
  6. Venice: Buildings: S Marco. Grove Art Online.
  7. The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture, pp. 245-50.
  8. Official Website of the Basilica of St. Mark. Official source.