Where to buy tickets for St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice?

The Basilica of San Marco in Venice is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary and iconic churches in Venice. Located in the famous Piazza San Marco, in the heart of the lagoon city, the basilica is a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture and a symbol of the wealth and prestige of Venice over the centuries. The Basilica of San Marco attracts millions of visitors from all over the world every year. If you are planning a visit to St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, it is important to know where you can buy tickets to access it without problems.


Where can you buy tickets for St. Mark's Basilica?​

Taking into account the tourist influx that often characterizes the city of Venice, it may be convenient to book in advance to avoid long queues and guarantee the desired access.

How to purchase skip-the-line tickets for St. Mark's Basilica

Skipping the queue at St. Mark’s Basilica can be a valuable advantage for saving precious time. Here are some ways to avoid long waits:

  1. Online booking: You could book tickets online in advance through the Venice Tours website. This will allow you to enter directly without having to queue.
  2. Guided tours: You could also opt for a guided tour that includes skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Basilica. All Venice Tours organized tours offer this option, allowing you to skip the line and have an expert guide accompany you to discover the treasures of the church;
  3. Visiting St. Mark’s Basilica off-peak: If you have the flexibility to visit the basilica off-peak, such as early in the morning or late afternoon, you may find less crowding and shorter wait times.
  4. Buying combined tickets: Some tourist attractions in Venice offer combined tickets that include access to St. Mark’s Basilica along with other attractions. This may be convenient if you plan to visit other St. Mark’s Square attractions during your stay in Venice. Such as the guided tour of the Basilica, Palazzo Ducale and Bridge of Sighs.

How long does it take to visit St. Mark's Basilica?​

The length of your visit to St. Mark’s Basilica may vary based on the influx of visitors and your personal interest in exploring the artistic and architectural details of the church. In general, a complete visit can take around 45-60 minutes, but you may want to allow more time if you wish to leisurely admire the frescoes, mosaics and other artistic treasures contained within the basilica.

How much do you pay to enter St. Mark's Basilica?

Entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica may vary depending on the season or depending on the tour chosen, which is why we always recommend checking the price.

For example, with Venice Tours there is the possibility of choosing from a wide choice of options:

With the possibility of discovering the magnificence of St. Mark’s Basilica with priority access and an audio guide that will lead you through its golden naves, at the individual price of €20.5

A guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica together with an expert guide, who will offer a tour of the Byzantine art that makes this masterpiece a unique experience in Venice at a cost of €32

Trust our professional guides to discover the unique Byzantine art of the Basilica and the compelling history that lies behind the walls of the Doge’s Palace for the price of €79.

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