The Golden Basilica
This journey of discovery through what is surely one of the most magnificent basilicas in the world takes you deep into Venice’s magnificent history. With a host of precious historic objects and works of art, such as the masterpieces by Byzantine goldsmiths, the Church that is the final resting place of St. Mark, houses incomparable works of art from both East and West.
The magnificent, glittering Byzantine mosaics that decorate the interior of St. Mark's Cathedral not only contain scenes from the Old and New Testaments, they also testify to the grandeur of the Venetian Republic. We would like to remind you that visitors to St. Mark’s Cathedral are required to dress appropriately and that it is forbidden to take handbags and rucksacks into the building.