Well worth the money to skip the line although there was still a wait to get in. Informative and beautiful. A must see in Venice.
Save time spent waiting to enter with skip-the-line access
Choosing your admission time in advance makes logistics simple
Get up close and personal with one of Venice’s most famous landmarks
Enjoy time at your leisure to discover the church’s highlights
See one of Venice’s best-known landmarks—and beat the crowds—with skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Basilica. Choose an admission time that’s convenient for your schedule, save yourself the hassle by booking in advance, and head straight for the entrance upon your arrival. Once inside, you’ll have the opportunity to admire the cathedral’s Italo-Byzantine architecture, see its pretty mosaics, and learn all about its long history.
The Skip the line entrance ticket will let you enter St. Mark’s Cathedral, located at the eastern end of St. Mark’s Square, which is the most famous church in Venice and one of the best known examples of Italo-Byzantine architecture.
It is a mystical and fascinating place, built with the purpose of housing St. Mark's mortal remains after they were purloined from Alexandria of Egypt.
Until 1807 it was the private chapel of the doge and later became Venice Cathedral in place of the ancient church of San Pietro a Castello.
You will admire a vast amount of decorations, mosaics, architectonic structures and precious objects, both inside and outside the church. One of the most outstanding is the mosaic that narrates the life of St Mark and episodes from the Old and New Testament.
Visiting St Mark’s Basilica means entering an intricate world imbued with religion, art and sacred images that describes the history of Venice and the beauty of this place is astonishing.
We were hesitant about using this but if you’ve got teenagers, you’ve already been walking for a while and it’s raining, definitely a winner to get into St Mark’s without queuing. And worth it to see inside and wander through the nave even if you...More