Magnificence of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice
St. Mark’s Basilica is the largest basilica in Venice. It was built in 828, but it was ravaged by fire and rebuilt in 976. It is located on the Piazza San Marco and has been called one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in the world. St. Mark’s is a domed church with incredibly detailed gilded mosaics that cover about 8,000 square meters of the walls and ceilings. St. Mark’s Basilica is a World Heritage Site in the category of cathedrals. Here are more of St. Mark’s themes and panoramic views. Piazza San Marco is the main square in Venice, Italy. It’s been made famous in movies with huge population of pigeons mixing with people. From the Piazza San Marco, you can see the ornate St. Mark’s Basilica and the big clock tower.