St Mark’s Square

Piazza San Marco, also known as St Mark’s Square, is the principal public square of Venice.

It is home to some of the most iconic architecture in the city including The Doges Palace and St Mark’s Basilica.

The Doges Palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic and was built in 1340.

The Palace has an exquisite exterior with intricate brickwork

The exterior has two main façades facing the Piazzetta di San Marco and the lagoon.

The third façade faces the Rio di Palazzo canal, crossed by the Bridge of Sighs.

The other stunning architectural gem in the piazza is St Mark’s Basilica. The present version is the third iteration of the church and construction began around 1063.

The Western facade is one of the most photographed buildings on the square and boasts beautiful mosaics.

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