|Cathedral as seen from the other side of the San Marco square|
It was built in the middle of the 11th century, to accomodate the remains of Saint Mark (San Marco), that the Venetians took from the city of Alexandria a couple of centuries before.
The outside is breathtaking, but it is nothing compared to the inside of the church. I never make phtographs inside a church (out of respect), but I can tell you that the church is covered in gold mosaics, every wall and even the ceilings. The floor has mosaics as well. The light is a bit dimmed and the effect is like you are inside a cave near the sea.
The entrance is free, but you have to dress appropriately (no bare shoulders or knees). Also be prepared to wait in line for a while.
|The front side|
|The back as seen from the Ducal palace|