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Enhance Your Visit in Venice: St. Mark's Basilica Audio Guid

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Discover the history and treasures of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice.

This magnificent building, the symbol of Venice, is known as the "golden basilica" because of its over one thousand square metres of pure gold mosaic tiles.

You simply see more with an audio guide

Enhance your visit to St Mark’s Basilica with the audio guide and your Venice City Pass

The audio guide takes you on a journey of discovery through St Mark’s Basilica and its incredible architecture and decoration. With the audio guide, you will learn more about the history and special features of this architectural masterpiece, such as the significance of the numerous biblical scenes depicted in the golden mosaics, the richly decorated interior and the opulence of the Pala d’Oro, which is a refined expression of the artistic genius of the Byzantine goldsmiths. Thanks to the map integrated into the audio guide, you can find your way around St Mark’s Basilica completely independently and listen to the 60-minute guided tour.



  • Learn more about the things you see in St Mark’s Basilica 
  • Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of St Mark’s Basilica with the 1-hour tour 


Opening hours

Monday-Saturday: 9:30-16 h
Sunday: 13:30-16 h 

25 December: 13:30-16 

Not available on 1 January

Times may change due to religious festivities.



The audio guide does not include the entrance ticket for the basilica. You can purchase these tickets on site or book them directly with your City Pass. Simply go to the ticket counter with your Venice City Pass, the audio guide is already included in your City Pass. 


Important information

  • Available languages: Italian, Spanish, English, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Korean



Pick-up point

To get the audio guide, please go to the audio guide desk next to the entrance of the Basilica in P.za San Marco, 328, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy



P.za San Marco 328 30124 Venezia VE, Italy 

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