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Quick Facts on the Basilica of St. Mark

Short URL
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Names
Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco Basilica di San Marco Basilica of St. Mark Basilica of St. Mark, Venice St. Mark's Basilica
Address
Piazza San Marco Venice, Veneto
Location
Venice  city
Venezia  province
Veneto  region
Italy  country
Europe  continent
Main date(s)
1063-94
Coordinates
45.434464° N, 12.339570° E
Admission
Free

Description of the Basilica of St. Mark

St. Mark's Basilica is modeled after Constantine the Great's Church of the Holy Apostles (no longer standing) and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. It has a floor plan in the shape of a Greek cross, with a dome over the crossing and another dome on each of the four arms. Each arm has a central aisle and two side aisles. A narthex wrapped around the west end disguises the cross shape but creates a wide, flat surface for the grand facade.

Holly Hayes
October 18, 2011

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