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St. Mark's Square

St. Mark's Square

St. Mark's Square

Quick facts

St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) is the main public square of Venice with many landmarks. It is favorite tourist hangout and photo opportunity area and great starting point to explore Venice.

This is the only square in Venice that is called piazza, all the rest are called campo. There is a smaller square in extension of the southeast side – Piazzetta.

St. Mark’s Square is one of the most famous and most beautiful squares in the world.

The square is filled with attractions: St. Mark’s Basilica, St. Mark’s Clock tower (Torre dell’Orologio), St Mark’s Campanile (bell tower), Museo Correr, National Archaeological Museum Venice, Doge’s Palace, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana and several more. So, plan to spend several days if you want to explore them all. Enjoy!

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Top hotels near St. Mark's Square

PalazzinaG

PalazzinaG

PalazzinaG is situated in Venice’s historic center, just off the Grand Canal and 700 meters from the Fenice Theatre. This is Philippe Starck’s first Italian hotel, the only one in Venice. The air-conditioned rooms at PalazzinaG come with satellite TV...

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Hotel Londra Palace

Hotel Londra Palace is located on Riva degli Schiavoni, only a 5-minute walk from St. Mark’s Square in Venice. It provides free Wi-Fi and antique-furnished rooms. Some give give of the Basin of St. Mark and the Island of St....

Bauer Palazzo

Bauer Palazzo

Just a 2-minute walk from St. Mark’s Square in Venice, the Bauer Palazzo Hotel provides spacious, elegant rooms with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. It has a gourmet restaurant and a terrace with views over the Grand Canal. The...

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Interesting facts about St. Mark's Square

  • St. Mark’s Square is the only one that is called ‘piazza’, the other squares in Venice are called ‘piazzetta’ or ‘campo’.
  • There are three flagpoles in the square, representing three kingdoms conquered by Venice: Cyprus, Crete and Peloponnese.
  • The square is at the lowest point in Venice, so it gets flooded during high tide (‘acqua alta’).
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