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The treasure of St. Mark's Cathedral

Discover the hidden treasures of St Mark’s Basilica on this fascinating and exclusive tour of Venice’s most famous landmark. Learn all about the cathedral’s rich history as you are guided around the highlights of this beautiful place of worship before gaining access to two locations usually closed to the public. Admire the stunning marble and bronze features of St Mark’s Baptistery and enter the Zen Chapel to witness the Pala d’Oro , the Golden Pall that is considered to be one of the most precious objects in the world.

Journey through St Mark’s Cathedral’s thousand years of history as you are led around its interior by your expert guide. Nicknamed “The Church of Gold”, the basilica is a symbol of the wealth, power and architectural prowess that were all hallmarks of medieval Venice. A spectacular triumph of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, the cathedral boasts many of the finest frescoes and mosaics found anywhere in the world.

Then enter two zones that have previously been restricted to visitors. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to take in St Mark’s Baptistery to admire the gothic tomb of the doge Andrea Dandolo and the marble and bronze baptism font that takes center place in the room. Approach the altar from which Christ is supposed to have addressed a crowd and see the intricate 14th century mosaic of John the Baptist. Proceed to the second exclusive area and witness the exquisite Pala d’Oro, the golden altarpiece that is a Byzantine masterpiece and considered one of the most precious objects in the world. Discover the hidden treasures of St Mark’s Basilica on this fascinating and exclusive tour of Venice’s most famous landmark. Learn all about the cathedral’s rich history as you are guided around the highlights of this beautiful place of worship before gaining access to two locations usually closed to the public. Admire the stunning marble and bronze features of St Mark’s Baptistery and enter the Zen Chapel to witness the Pala d’Oro , the Golden Pall that is considered to be one of the most precious objects in the world. Meeting/Pick-up point: At the main entrance of St Mark’s Cathedral.

Duration: One hour.

Start/opening time: At 11am, 12.15pm, 2.45 or 4pm.

Languages: English and Italian.