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St. Mark's Square

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Visit St. Mark's Square, the bustling town square in the heart of Venice. Visit St. Mark's Basilica or the Doge's Palace, head to the top of Campanile San Marco for stunning views of Venice, dine at the charming cafes and more. Book guided tours, walking tours, and combo experiences to truly soak in the essence of St. Mark's Square.
St. Mark's Square

St. Mark's Square Guide

The Piazza San Marco or the famous St. Mark’s Square in Venice, is one of the most popular attractions in Venice. Surrounded by important government buildings, public buildings and other important facilities, St. Mark’s Square is the very heart of the beautiful floating city. A visit to Venice would be incomplete without visiting its ‘heart.’ Here is everything you need to know about tickets for St. Mark’s Square!  

All Your St. Mark’s Square Tickets and Tour Options

Confused about which St. Mark’s Square tickets and tours you should go for? Here are some options that you can choose from. You can get entry tickets, skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, walking tours, and combo tickets. All of these options will lead you to the surreal vicinity of St. Mark’s Square and a host of attractions around it. 

Entry Tickets

Skip-the-line Ticket

Guided Tours

Walking Tours

Combo Tickets

Entry tickets give you exclusive access to the attractions in St. Mark’s Square. For instance, you can visit St. Mark’s Basilica where you can admire the Golden Basilica and even learn about it with your personal audio guide. These entry tickets are perfect for people who want to delve deeper into the history, art, and architecture of the famous attractions near St. Mark’s Square. 

Recommended Experience 

St. Mark Basilica Ticket With Audio Guide
With exclusive access to the ground floor of St. Mark’s Basilica, you can explore and learn about the art, architecture, and history of the Basilica in a hassle-free way. 
If you are short on time, we recommend that you go for skip-the-line tickets for attractions like St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge Palace. Not only do these tickets let you skip-the-line at the attraction, but they also reduce your waiting time. Armed with a guidebook, you can freely explore St. Mark’s Basilica and other attractions such as Doge Palace with these fast-track tickets. 

Recommended Experiences 

If you want to learn all there is to learn about some of the most famous attractions in Venice, then go for guided tours tickets. With a multilingual tour guide for company, you can enjoy a wonderful gondola ride, explore St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and some of the most iconic museums in Venice. 

Recommended Experiences

  • St. Marks Basilica Skip The Line Guided Tour:
    Get lost in the beauty, art, and architecture of St Mark’s Basilica with these tickets! During your visit, a bilingual guide will share some fascinating facts about the attraction. 
  • Guided Tour of The Doge's Palace:
    Visit not one, but four attractions with these tickets! After enjoying a guided tour of Doge’s Palace, you can visit any of the three museums in St. Mark’s Square. 
  • Guided Tour Of St. Mark's Basilica with Gondola Ride
    Enjoy a ride in a traditional Venetian gondola before embarking on a guided tour of the St. Mark’s Basilica with these skip-the-line guided tour tickets! 
The best way to experience Venice is by walking on its cobbled streets and paths beside its serene waterways. If you are someone who loves to walk, then book yourself on a walking tour of St. Mark’s Square. A tour guide will take you to all the popular must-see attractions in Venice, and will make sure that you have an authentic and unforgettable experience. 

Recommended Experiences

Unleash the explorer in you with combo tour tickets to St. Mark’s Square! Not only do the combo tickets let you explore all the museums, churches, and iconic attractions in Venice, but they also give you priority access to all these places. 

Recommended Experiences 

Which St. Mark’s Square Tickets should you Go For?

Based on your preferences, here are a few St. Mark’s Square tickets that will be perfect for you. 

If you are on a budget

Skip-the-line and entry tickets to St. Mark’s Square are very reasonably priced, and they will let you stick to your budget. Not only do these tickets give you priority access to the attraction, but they also reduce your waiting and queuing time. 

If you are looking for an in-depth tour

For an in-depth tour of Venice and its attractions, go for guided tour tickets or walking tour tickets of St. Mark’s Square. Explore Venice on foot, and learn about the history of the city and famous attractions such as St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace with your multilingual guide. 

If you are looking to explore more in Venice

Get wonderfully lost in the charming city of Venice and satiate your curiosity by exploring everything worth exploring in the city. To do so, book combo tour tickets that let you club your visit to St. Mark’s Basilica with visits to other popular attractions in the city. 

St. Mark’s Square Tickets Discounts and Offers

Cashback

Enjoy upto 5% cashback on your St. Mark’s Square tickets.

Free Entry

Children get reduced prices on purchases of St. Mark’s Square tickets. 

Plan your Visit to St. Mark’s Square

Opening Hours

Getting there

Guidelines/Facilities

What are St. Mark's Square opening hours?
St. Mark’s Square is a public square, so it is open throughout the year. 
When is St. Mark's Square closed? 
St. Mark’s Square is open throughout the year, but the attractions at the square are closed on Christmas Day. 
What is the best time to visit St. Mark's Square?
The best time to visit St. Mark’s Square is either early in the morning or in the mid-afternoon. 
How long is a St. Mark's Square tour?
The duration of a St. Mark’s Square tour depends on the ticket that you purchase. A visit to the square usually lasts for 3-4 hours. 
Where is St. Mark's Square located? 
St. Mark’s Square is located at 30100, Venezia VE, Italy. The location below will help you understand where it is. 
Google Map Location
How do I get to St. Mark's Square?
St. Mark’s Square can be accessed via vaporetto, bus and by train. Additionally, you could also use a more traditional means of transportation like a Gondola. 
Can I take the vaporetto to St. Mark’s Square? 
You can get to St. Mark’s Square via ferry, bus, and train. There are numerous vaporetto/ferry  stations such as S. Marco (Vallaresso) Sx, S. Marco, S. Zaccaria (Danieli) "F" and S. Marco-San Zaccaria "D" that are situated within and near the square. 
Can I take the train to St. Mark's Square?
Train line R will help you get to St. Mark’s Square. More specifically, it will get you to Santa Lucia train station which is 28 minutes away from St. Mark’s Square.
Can I take the bus to St. Mark's Square?
Bus numbers 2, 4L, 5, 53E, and 6 will take you to St. Mark’s Square. 
Is St. Mark's Square wheelchair accessible?
St. Mark’s Square and most of the attractions are easily accessible by wheelchair. 
Is a storage facility available at St. Mark's Square?
Most of the attractions at St. Mark’s Square do have a storage facility. 
Is photography permitted at St. Mark's Square?
Most of the attractions do allow photography, but in some museums and churches photography is prohibited. 
What are some good hotels at St. Mark’s Square?
Hotel Royal San Marco, Hotel Monaco, Grand Canal, and Hotel Antico Panada are all great hotels within the vicinity of St. Mark’s Square. 
What are my dining options at St. Mark's Square?
Trattoria Ai Leoncini, Marciana, and Al Chianti are some great dining options at St. Mark’s Square.
Are return transfers included in my St. Mark's Square tickets?
All the St. Mark’s tour and ticket options take place at the square itself. Therefore, there are no return transfers included in your tickets. 
Is there a dress code to visit St. Mark's Square?
There is no dress code to visit St. Mark’s Square, but if you are visiting the St. Mark’s Basilica, we recommend that you wear comfortable footwear and clothes that cover your arms and knees. 

What to See at St. Mark’s Square?

St. Mark’s Square is at the very center of Venice. It is surrounded by some famous and popular attractions that are worth visiting.

St. Mark’s Basilica 

St. Mark’s Basilica is one of the most famous attractions in Venice. Though originally built as a private chapel, the Basilica soon started playing a significant role in the religious and political life of Venice. Often referred to as the ‘Golden Church’, the St. Mark’s Basilica is made up of beautiful golden mosaics that are worth seeing. 

Doge Palace

Located right next to St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge Palace is another must-see attraction at St. Mark’s Square in Venice. Built around a courtyard and richly decorated, the Doge Palace was once the seat of administrative and political power in Venice. 

The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal is the very foundation of Venice! With stunning palaces lining its banks and beautiful bridges built across its waters, the Grand Canal is the most wonderful way to explore Venice and its popular attractions. As you sail down the Grand Canal on a gondola, you will be greeted with stunning views of Venice’s most beautiful buildings. 

St. Mark’s Clock Tower

The St. Mark’s Clock Tower was built between 1496 and 1499. Designed by Mauro Codussi, the clock tower is synonymous with St. Mark’s Square. The big clock, which is the crowning glory of St. Mark’s Clock Tower showcases the hours of the day, phases of the moon, and the signs of the zodiac. 

Piazzetta 

Another attraction that you can explore at St. Mark’s Square is the charming Piazzetta. The Piazzetta forms a grand promenade between the Grand Canal and St. Mark’s Square. To the left of the square are the arcades of Sansovino's Libreria Vecchia which are worth visiting as well. 

Top Things to Do in Venice

Once you have explored St. Mark’s Square, take some time out for these things in Venice as well. 

Venice Gondola Rides 

Venice is the ‘floating city’ of Italy, and the primary mode of transport here is gondola and vaporetto. If you want to have a truly authentic Venetian experience, take a gondola ride along the canals of Venice. As you sail along the waters, you will pass by some of the most glorious places in Venice. Explore Venice Gondola Rides here. 

Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands 

Murano, Burano, and Torcello Island tours are definitely worth exploring. Murano is famous for its blown glass that is created with sand, air, and fire. Burano is famous for its handcrafted lace and the Torcello Islands are an invaluable archaeological heritage since they were the first lagoon islands to be inhabited after the fall of the Roman empire.  

Venice Water Bus

The water buses in Venice are called ‘vaporetto,’and are the primary modes of public transport in the city. The easiest way to get around Venice is by using its canals. Venetian gondolas and the Venice Water Bus are used by locals to get from one place to the next in Venice. Explore all your Venice Water Bus ticket options here.

Peggy Guggenheim Museum

The Peggy Guggenheim Museum is one of the most important museums for European and American Art of the twentieth century. Located in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, the former home of its namesake Peggy Guggenheim, the museum is situated on the Grand Canal and promises you a creative and artistic visit. Visit this avant-garde gallery with Peggy Guggenheim Museum Tickets

Teatro La Fenice

The Teatro La Fenice in Venice is an opera house that attracts thousands of theater fans every year. During the 1900s, the Teatro La Fenice was the most well-known and renowned opera house in the world. Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini, the four biggest composers of the Bel Canto period, premiered their operas at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Explore this marvel with Teatro La Fenice tickets.   

St. Mark’s Square Tickets and Tour FAQs

Are St. Mark's Square tickets available online now?

Yes, St. Mark’s Square tickets are available online.

What are the different types of St. Mark's Square tickets and tours?

You can choose from entry tickets, skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, walking tours and combo tickets for St. Mark’s Square. Entry tickets offer simple entry to the attractions and skip-the-line tickets let you jumpstart your visit by skipping the queues at the attractions. Guided tours let you explore the attractions at St. Mark’s square through an audio guide, a guidebook or a local guide, whereas walking tours take you on a guided walk of St. Mark’s Square. Combo tickets let you club your visit to the St. Mark’s Basilica with any other attraction in Venice. 

Is skip-the-line entry included in my St. Mark's Square tickets?

Most of the St. Mark’s Square tickets do include skip-the-line entry. These tickets let you skip the queues at the attractions and kickstart your visit to the attraction on your chosen day and time.

Are guided St. Mark's Square tours available?

Guided tour tickets for St. Mark’s Square are available. Guided tours let you explore and learn about the history, art and architecture of the different attractions in St. Mark’s Square and the city of Venice. They are a great learning experience for people who want to gain an in-depth understanding of the attraction. 

What are St. Mark's Square opening hours?

St. Mark’s Square is open throughout the year. However, the opening hours of the buildings in and around St. Mark’s Square can vary.

How do I get to St. Mark's Square?

You can get to St. Mark’s Square via vaporetto, bus and train.
By Vaporetto/Ferry: 
Ferry line 2, 2/, 4.2, 5.1 and A will all take you to St. Mark’s Square. The closest ferry stations to the square are S. Marco (Vallaresso) Sx, S. Marco, S. Zaccaria (Danieli) "F" and S. Marco-San Zaccaria "D".
By Bus:
Bus number 2, 4L, 5, 53E and 6 can help you reach St. Mark’s Square from Piazzale Roma. 
By Train:
St. Mark’s square is a 28-minute walk from Santa Lucia train station.

What is the best time to visit St. Mark's Square?

The best time to visit St. Mark’s Square is early in the morning or during the mid afternoon.

Where can I stay in St. Mark’s Square?

You can stay at hotels such as Hotel Royal San Marco, Hotel Monaco and Grand Canal and Hotel Antico Panada.

Is St. Mark's Square wheelchair accessible?

St. Mark’s Square and most of the attractions in its vicinity are easily accessible by wheelchair.
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