Sightseeing Italy. 25 best places to visit

10. St. Mark’s Basilica

Selected as the burial place of St. Mark the Evangelist, Basilica of San Marco holds the country’s history and is the most important symbol of Venice.

Situated next to the Grand Canal, the majestic Basilica dominates the Piazza San Marco and inspires many of its beauty. The story about this place you will find in the collection dedicated to the attractions of Venice.

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The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark, commonly known as Saint Mark’s Basilica, is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, northern Italy. It is the most famous of the city’s churches and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture. It lies at the eastern end of the Piazza San Marco, adjacent and connected to the Doge’s Palace. 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, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice, formerly at San Pietro di Castello.

For its opulent design, gold ground mosaics, and its status as 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).

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