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St. Mark's Cathedral

St.Mark the Evangelist (San Marco Evangelista) is the patron saint of Venice since his relics where taken here from Alexandria in Egypt around the year 800.
The first church intended to keep the precious relics was consecrated in 832, but the construction of the Basilica belongs to the 13th century. It was built in oriental style and it is covered by five byzantyne domes. The facade is very rich, with five portals decorated with precious marbles and romanesque sculptures.
Over the main entrance, divided into three arches, there are the renowned bronze horses of San Marco.

The Basilica of San Marco has always been the highest proud of Venetians, symbol of the power of the Republic, the place where they collected all the treasures gained during the conquests of oriental cities, as during the conquest of Constantinople.

The interior shows plentiful mosaics, the highest expressions of mosaic art from Middle Ages up to Renaissance. From the church you can get into the Gallery and Museum Marciano, where are the Bronze Horses, and the Treasure in the right arm of transept, with the precious remains coming from Constantinople.

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Centurion Palace offers luxurious accommodation with excellent service, beautiful interiors and great facilities. This new hotel is located on the Grand Canal, in one of Venice's oldest areas. The Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute is beside the Centurion Palace. Centurion Palace is locate ...

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From Hotel Nuovo Teson, you can walk to Saint Mark’s Square in just 2 minutes or discover the surrounding islands with a water bus from the nearby Arsenale station. This friendly, central, 2-star hotel can assist you with your travels and enjoyment while in Venice. Helpful, multilingual staff ca ...

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Once the residence of an aristocratic Venetian family this charming property is now a welcoming hotel. Enjoy breakfast out on the veranda, which overlooks the garden. Hotel Pausania is an interesting property that dates back to the 14th century. Upstairs you will find a bright and spacious sitti ...

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