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View Saint Mark's Basilica in 360 virtual tour

Venice, known for its beauty, has many monuments for tourists to explore. One of the main attractions is Saint Mark’s Basilica. The building is a marvel as it contains traces of architecture from four different time periods. The architectural style of the church includes Renaissance, Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic. There are many things to do in Saint Mark’s Basilica, some of which include taking a tour of the beautiful monument, and understanding the history of how and why it was built. It is said that the cathedral was built when the body of Saint Mark was smuggled from Alexandria in Egypt to Venice, after a revelation from an Angel who knew he would be buried here, when Venice itself didn’t even exist. The interior of the church is simply mesmerizing as it contains many mosaic monuments and statues telling different stories. The interior also shows a lot of influence from Byzantine architecture as the roof has many domed structures inside. Tourists may find a number of things to do in Saint Mark’s Basilica as they to marvel at the amazing engineering, as it is one of the most intricate structures to have been created.