St Mark's Square

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  • Address: Piazza San Marco, Venezia, Italy, Venice
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Walking Area, Square, Family And Kids, Architecture
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St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace all grew up together the ninth century onwards. Once, it was only a little square and chapel! Throw in a canal and a dock, some important government buildings, incredible architecture (the National Library of St. Mark's; the Museum of Archaeology, the Correr Museum, Procuratie Nuovo, Procuratie Vecchie, and others), and voila! – You’ve got Venice’s only official Piazza! There’s a Piazetta San Marco too, which has the columns of San Marco and San Theodoro. The piazza was upto 18th century used as a criminal execution ground.

One thing you can’t escape from in and around the piazza are the pigeons. They’re a squatter population that’s been here forever, and have done much damage to the buildings nearby with their droppings; and despite all efforts to eradicate them, persist as stubbornly as only a pigeon can. Feeding them is banned.

There’s not much to do aside from the people watching and enjoying the sights. Don’t buy food from the cafes; they’re ridiculously expensive. Expect a massive crowd all the time.

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  • Don’t feed the pigeons.
  • Have food and coffee at some other place.

  • Vaporetti: From Piazzale Roma- Line 1, Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop; Line 2 Giardinetti stop; Line 5.1 or Line 4.1, San Zaccaria stop.
  • From Santa Lucia Railway Station- Line 1, Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop; Line 2 Giardinetti stop; Line 5.1 or Line 4.1, San Zaccaria stop.
  • From Lido di Venezia- Line 1, Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop; Line 5.2, San Zaccaria stop.

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  • St Mark's Square Address: Piazza San Marco, Venezia, Italy, Venice
  • St Mark's Square Timing: 24-hrs
  • St Mark's Square Price: Free
  • Best time to visit St Mark's Square(preferred time): 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit St Mark's Square: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Venice include St Mark's Square in their plan

  • 29.8% of people start their St Mark's Square visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see St Mark's Square

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

71.8% of people prefer walking in order to reach St Mark's Square

People normally club together St Mark's Campanile and Saint Mark's Basilica while planning their visit to St Mark's Square.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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    On 11-Jan-2019

    Not really the most interesting square in Italy or Europe. Very touristy around here.