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What are the top ten tourist monuments in Venice?

Venice is a unique city with many important monuments and attractions to visit. I list here the main monuments and attractions that I consider worth visiting during your stay!

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What are the top ten tourist monuments in Venice?

Venice is a unique city with many important monuments and attractions to visit. List here the main tourist monuments of Venice and its attractions, which I consider, in my opinion, that are worth visiting during your stay! As an important tip I suggest you request a map at the hotel or at a Tourist Information Center. Let’s find out what are the top ten tourist monuments in Venice? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams !!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”


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Introduction

If you organize your itinerary well , in two days you can visit all these monuments and if you only have one day, you will be able to see all the (external) attractions that I will be mentioning here. Read also How to buy tickets to the main monuments in Italy?

1) What are the top ten tourist monuments in Venice? ST MARK’S BASILICA

St. Mark’s Basilica, unique architectural masterpiece, a mix of East and West. We are talking about the most esoteric of the churches of Catholic worship, perfect union between Eastern and Western culture. Constantinople and its exploits are revived in this Gothic-Romanesque-Byzantine Church, which is long, almost 76.5 meters and wide, almost 63 meters, with five domes, the central one being 43 meters high. Did you realize the greatness of this Church? In addition, its interior is rich in golden Byzantine mosaics. Be sure to see the famous Pala d’Oro (“Golden Pall”), the sacking collection of Constantinople and the icon The Virgin Nicopeia. Find out here Where to find the best aperitif in Venice?

Useful information

Entry to the Basilica is free, but there is the possibility to book a ticket to enter without having to face lines. I highly recommend making this reservation, as this church is undoubtedly one of the monuments where you can face up to more than an hour in line, so it is worth making the reservation beforehand! The visit of the Basilica lasts approximately 10 minutes. Remember to dress appropriately to enter the church, as necklines, skirts and short shorts are prohibited. I also remember that it is forbidden to make videos and photographs.

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2) What are the top ten tourist monuments in Venice? SAINT MARK’S SQUARE

One of the most famous and important places in Venice, the only square called Plaza, because all the other squares in the city are called “fields”. For several centuries the square was the religious, administrative and cultural center of Venice and today it is the most frequented area in all of Venice. It is about 170 meters in length. It has several important monuments: the Basilica, the Campanile, the Columns and the Library of Saint Mark (also known as Marciana Library), the Doge’s Palace, the Procuratie (Procuracies) and the Clock Tower. Also know What to do in a day in Venice?

3) What are the top ten tourist monuments in Venice? SQUARE OF SAN MARCO (ST MARK’S “LITTLE SQUARE”)

We can define it as an elegant entrance hall to the majestic St Mark’s Square. The monuments that appear are of great importance: on the left side the Library of Saint Mark and on the right side the Doge’s Palace. On the pier side you can also see the two famous columns that form the backdrop for one of the many postcards of Venice in the world, the statue of Saint Theodore and the statue of the Lion of Saint Mark. These two red granite columns were brought to Venice from the East in 1125.

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4) What are the top ten tourist monuments in Venice? DOGE’S PALACE

The Doge’s Palace is one of the great symbols of the city of Venice (along with St Mark’s Basilica) and is a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic . Former headquarters of the Doge of Venice and of the Venetian judiciary, it is currently the headquarters of the Museo di Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace Museum) and is part of the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia (Venice Civic Museums Foundation).

Useful information

A single ticket is valid for: Doge’s Palace and for the integrated route of the Correr Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Monumental Rooms of the Marciana National Library. Be sure to visit this famous museum and remember to book online so you don’t face up to lines! CLICK HERE AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PALACE.

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5) What are the top ten tourist monuments in Venice? SAINT MARK’S CAMPANILE

Originally built in the 9th century, it was rebuilt in the following centuries, with the addition of the marble balcony. It collapsed unexpectedly in 1902, but miraculously no one was injured and was rebuilt exactly as before. With the elevator you will be able to climb to the top, at a height of 97 meters, where you will have a breathtaking view of the domes of St Mark’s Basilica, the lagoon, its neighboring islands, the red roofs and obviously the canal, unique in the world!

Useful information

  • October: 09:00 am to 07:00 pm (8 Euros);
  • November: 09:30 am to 03:45 pm (8 Euros);
  • March / April (Easter) – June: 09:00 am to 07:00 pm (8 Euros);
  • July to September: 09:00 am to 09:00 pm (8 Euros).

6) What are the top ten tourist monuments in Venice? GRAND CANAL

Venice is famous for its canals, which is why most cities in the world with only a small canal system are called “Little Venice” or “Venice of the North. The city was built on water, in the great Lagoon of Venice, 600 years Aug.The Venetians, to protect themselves from the waters, made a series of detours from all the main rivers towards the lagoon. This process created a special urban planning, where the streets are replaced by streams of water, although part of Venice is on land. The best-known area is made up of more than 150 canals, (the largest car-free city in the world), and the Grand Canal is the most famous of them.

Night Tour

Be sure to take a boat or gondola ride on the canal. If it’s at night, the trip will be even more spectacular. The atmosphere you will experience is truly unique, you will feel like you are in a dream, transported from the beauty of every angle of Venice, not only from the majestic buildings, but also from the humble houses, the gardens, the black gates marked by time. A ride with a gondola costs on average 80.00 Euros (the gondola) while the Vaporetto ticket costs 7.00 Euros.

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7) What are the top ten tourist monuments in Venice? PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION

Considered the most famous collection of modern art in the world, it is one of the most visited attractions in Venice . There you will find Magritte, Picasso, Kandinsky, Pollock, Ernst, Giacometti, Brancusi, Braque, Dalí, Leger, Mondrian, Chagall and Miró, and many other artists.

8) Venice’s main tourist monuments? CLOCK TOWER

One of the first things you notice in St Mark’s Square is the Renaissance-style Clock Tower. The tower has always been a popular meeting place for Venetians and was also the gateway to the old Mercerie, the old shopping street in Venice.

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9) What are the top ten tourist monuments in Venice? RIALTO BRIDGE

Don’t you know what else to see in Venice? Well, i n this city the bridges are real open-air works of art . The most important, definitely, is the Rialto Bridge, along with three more: Academy, Scalzi and the Constitution Bridges, which cross the Grand Canal in Venice. Of the four, the Rialto Bridge is the oldest and certainly the most famous.

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10) What are the top ten tourist monuments in Venice? BRIDGE OF SIGHS

The Bridge of Sighs is made entirely of Istrian stone, in the Baroque style, and was built in the early 17th century; T his characteristic bridge is one of the most important things to see in Venice, it is located just a short distance from St Mark’s Square, crosses the Rio di Palazzo and connects with a double passage from the Doges Palace to the new prisons, it is the first building in the world built to be a prison. It was used as a passage for prisoners, from prisons to the offices of state inquisitors (at the Doges Palace) where, according to legend, this bridge was called that way by the sighs of the condemned when they crossed it and last saw the color of the sea and sky.


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What are the top ten tourist monuments in Venice?

Mapa 02 with the attractions in Venice

What are the top ten tourist monuments in Venice?
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Hotels I recommend in the San Marco area

San Marco is the most famous neighborhoods of Venice and, at some times of the year, it is difficult to walk around, because the city is crowded.

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Hotels I recommend in Castello Area

Castello  is the largest of all the “ sestieri ” (neighborhoods) and has an incredible waterside for good walks, in addition to being full of cafes, bars and shops. They are not cheap places to stay, but it facilitates access to the most famous tourist spots and, with that, saves on transportation, as it is possible to do everything on foot!

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Hotels I recommend in Cannaregio or Dorsoduro Area

If you want something calmer, choose  Cannaregio or Dorsoduro ; in the latter, the nightlife is particularly active, ideal for lovers of busy bars and places to have good drinks!

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Hotels I recommend in the San Polo Area

San Polo  is ideal if you want something comfortable, close to some sights, but more modest. I think this neighborhood is a great position so I recommend it a lot.

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Hotels I recommend in the Santa Croce Area

Santa Croce  is home to the important bus station in Piazzale Roma, which makes it very easy to get off the beaten track, including going to Santa Lucia if you want to make a stopover.

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Don’t want to stay on the island? No problems! Search for  Mestre, Campalto or Favaro Veneto , which are the mainland cities of Venice and offer excellent accommodation options. A little further from Piazzale Roma, about 20 minutes by water transport, they do not have magnificent views from the bedroom windows, but it is ideal for those who want to save on accommodation.

Tips

  • The tip to save A LOT is to book your hotel in advance.
  • As we also mentioned: beware of excess baggage! It is very complicated to get around with large volumes in Venice because of the bridges, stairs and narrow streets.

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Conclusion

What are the top ten tourist monuments in Venice? Venice is already a city that has a unique attraction and charm in the world, because it really offers so many idyllic squares, historic buildings and precious artistic treasures that it is impossible not to visit at least once in your life. What we have done is only part of the treasures of Venice, attractions that do not need an introduction, just to be admired and observed.

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