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Skip-the-Line Tickets to St. Mark's Basilica

Rated 3.8 out of 5.0 from 1396 reviews.
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30 mins
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Skip the lines at the world-famous St Mark's Basilica, and enjoy optional entry to the stunning Pala d'Oro.


  • Experience the breathtaking St. Mark's Basilica – the most significant church in Venice – with these skip-the-line tickets.

  • Explore the basilica’s history through its religious architecture including 5 cupolas, Biblical mosaics over its walls and vaults, and its sculptures.

  • Upgrade your experience to include access to the gothic Pala d'Oro altar, the only example in the world of intact goldsmithing.

  • Take in the intricacies of this altar that stands at a height of 2.12 meters, at two levels, and is decorated with precious gems and stones.

  • Did you know? The Basilica has 22,000 square feet of flooring covered in exquisite marble.


  • Skip-the-line entry to St. Mark's Basilica

  • Access to Pala D’Oro (optional)

  • Audio guide (optional)

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

ratings & reviews

1.4K Ratings
Ana Flor Gonzalez Fernández


Nov, 2023
The ease of entry, but they should indicate more clearly that the audio guide is not included. It must be paid separately, 5€ per person.
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Nov, 2023
The Basilica is spectacular and the information in the audio guide is very complete. The only problem is that the QR of the app is not enough to access the site and you have to find a link to access another QR in the app. Perhaps it would be interesting to specify it in advance, because at the last moment it generates confusion.
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Antoinette Jordaan


Nov, 2023
Quick easy access, pretty inside. However the ticket only gives access to the bottom floor of the basilica. No toilets. Have to pay extra 7 EUR pp to go upstairs and see the view
Susan Sindall


Nov, 2023
Everything was amazing. Loved the paintings, particularly loved the floors. As a ceramic artist who makes tiles, enjoyed looking at the designs although tiles made of marble or harder materials, wonderful !. A great experience, thank you.
Adriana Colletti


Nov, 2023
Puntuali e rapidi, nessuna fila insomma 🙂 noi eravamo in gruppo, ognuno deve avere il proprio biglietto per scansionarlo ed entrare

Bypass the queues at the must-visit St. Mark's Basilica with these convenient skip-the-line entry tickets. You can even make your experience more well-rounded by including access to the Pala d'Oro.

Soak Up the Grandeur of St. Mark's Basilica

The Cathedral of Saint Mark, also known as the Basilica of San Marco, is one of Venice's most famous landmarks. Situated in the Piazza San Marco, it contains the remains of Saint Mark, the patron saint of Venice. With golden mosaics, elaborate decorations, and 5 towering domes, the church is a stunning specimen of Byzantine architecture. The lavish and imposing exteriors of the basilica including its multicolored columns will surely amaze you the moment to set your gaze on this religious temple.

Upgrade to Include the Pala d'Oro

The Basilica has several incredible pieces of art including the famous Pala d'Oro, an example of medieval goldsmithing. You’ll find this precious jeweled altar near the high altar, where the relics of the Evangelist are enshrined. A real masterpiece, this universal symbol of Byzantine genius is studded with innumerable exquisite stones and diamonds.

Important Information

  • Strict Dress Code: please dress for a place of worship, and make sure your shoulders and knees are covered.

Operating Hours

Mar 26 to Nov 6

  • Daily: 9:30am to 9:15pm (last entry at 8:45pm)

Nov 7 to Mar 23

  • Daily: 9:30am to 7:15pm (closing time at 6:45pm)
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

  • Please arrive at the attraction 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at St. Mark Basilica.

  • Address: P.za San Marco, 328, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy.

  • Landmark: Entrance on the left side of the Basilica, please follow the signs for the STL entrance.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Ferry

  • The closest ferry terminal is S. Marco-San Zaccaria "F". It is a quick 5-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board ferries #1, #5.1, #14 and #N to get you there.

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