St Mark's Basilica

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St Mark's Basilica

The St Mark's Basilica (fully Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark) is one of the most important cathedral of Venice, Italy. It overlooks St. Mark's Square.

This cathedral is a rare example of Byzantine architecture in Western Europe.

History[change | change source]

Originally this cathedral was to be an extension of the Doge's Palace.[1] It was begun in 829 and ended in 832 as building for the remains of St. Mark that had been brought from Alexandria.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "St. Mark's Basilica - Useful Information – Venice Museums". www.venice-museum.com. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  2. "San Marco Basilica | cathedral, Venice, Italy". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-07-14.