Basilica San Marco (Venice, Italy) Reviews
Newest Review: ... of three parts the lower level the upper level and the domes. The internal part of the cathedral is based on the Hagia Sofia of Istanbul. The front of the Cathedral. The front of the Cathedral has five arched doorways leading into a narthex which is an ante room surrounding the entrance around the front and to the left side of this great Church. The ceilings here depict mainly Old Testament scenes. Above the arched doorways are scenes one of which depicts the transportation of St. Marks Body. Most of the exterior and especially that of the front and sides are covered with marble and precious stone. If you go to the rear of the Basili... more
Customer Basilica San Marco (Venice, Italy) Reviews (3)
by - written on 04/07/12 (Very useful, 91 readings)
Basilica di San Marco Venice. Of all the cathedrals, churches, mosques and temples I have ever visited I think the Basilica of St. Marks is perhaps the most beautiful place I have ever experienced. It is so magnificent, ornate and full of detail it would take several visits to truly appreciate its full beauty as it is so full of art and incredible workmanship no one could truly take in its beauty in one visit. This Byzantine Cathedral Church of Venice obtained most of its artefacts and beautiful relics from the crusades when Venice was a super maritime power being plundered from other great cities and countries around the world and brought back to Venice and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/06/01, updated on 17/06/01 (Useful, 32 readings)
Cardigans are not something you think of on a hot mid-August day in northern Italy, when you've got to catch a train to Venice. But you should. Oh yes, I wasn't let into the Basilica San Marco for this very reason, my shoulders weren't covered. Italy has a penchant for not letting people with bare shoulders into religious buildings. Normally you can get away with it, but being such a f**k off great big building and rather famous so I'm told, security is high here, and I wasn't let in on account of my shoulders. I never knew they could get me into so much trouble! So whilst my parents were marvelling at the "lovely ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/07/00, updated on 15/06/05 (Very useful, 52 readings)
The Basilica San Marco is located at the east end of St Mark's Square in Venice, and is one of the best known landmarks in the city. Built on a Greek cross plan, the church has five huge domes, the current church is the third to be built on the site. The first was built in the 9th century to house the body of St Mark, and was destroyed by fire, supposedly along with his body, near the end of the 10th century. The second church was relatively shortlived, and pulled down in the 11th century to make way for the church that stands today. Admittedly there has been substantial work carried out on the church since then, and very little of the original 11th century ... Read the complete review
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