Basilica di San Marco

[intergeo id=”wN0ADN”][/intergeo]

To build St. Mark’s Church, Venice brought the spiritual and material heritage of Byzantium to the West.

thun-aThe Greek cross plan stands on a structure which in the longitudinal nave has basilica architectural motifs: the vertical arm of the cross is greater than those of the transepts and the altar is in the apse area. Above the cross are five cupolas, according to the eastern model, as a symbol of God’s presence.

Organisation of the space is rich in evocations that are not found in other Byzantine churches. The interior has a unitary sequence subdivided into individual spatial orchestrations to which gold background mosaics ensure continuity and the church’s special way of being.

The Treasure of St. Mark’s is the richest documentation of gold and silver work, precious stones, ornamental glass and paintings, the most refined items produced for the churches and buildings of Constantinople and the most precious pieces created for the glory of St. Mark’s by Venetian craftsmen.

All agree that the most precious piece is the Pala d’Oro, the retable of the high altar of the church which glorifies the Evangelist and contains his relics.

St. Mark’s Museum was established at the end of the 19th century. Recently the Museum has re-opened with a new fitting out made possible by the extension of the Museum surface between the historic area on the Basilica’s vestibule and the former Doge’s Sala dei Banchetti (Banquet Hall).

It houses objects of various kinds and origins that belong to the church.horses_of_basilica_san_marco_bright
One of the most prestigious works is the quadriga of St. Mark’s, moved from its original position in the centre of the fa�ade after the last restoration.
In the Sala dei Banchetti there is the weekday altar-piece by Paolo Veneziano, a painting on wood dating to the mid 14th century illustrating stories from the life of St. Mark. It was used long ago to cover the pala d’oro.
The Museum also contains Persian carpets, liturgical vestments, illuminated manuscripts with the texts of St. Mark liturgies and fragments of ancient mosaics removed during restoration in the 19th century. Then there are tapestries in wool with episodes from the Passion of Christ and others in silk and silver illustrating stories of St. Mark.

On the occasion of the new fitting out, the official site of St. Mark’s Museum has been launched in order to illustrate its history, the works of art and the new spaces.

Risultati immagini per puntina luogo png  Piazza San Marco
Risultati immagini per logo clock transparent  Basilica: 9.45am-5pm; Sundays and Holidays 2pm-4pm (2pm-5pm from Easter to November)
Pala d’ Oro: 9.45am- 4pm (9.45am-5pm from Easter to November)
Tesoro: 9.45am-4pm; holidays 2pm-4pm (closing at 5pm from Easter to November)
Risultati immagini per logo euro transparent  Free entry for the Basilica; 2,00 € / 1,00 € Pala d’Oro; 3,00 € / 1,50 € Tesoro
Risultati immagini per logo vaporetto transparent 1 -2 – 5.1 – 5.2 Actv – San Marco
Risultati immagini per logo telefono transparent 041 270 83 11
Risultati immagini per logo web transparent www.basilicasanmarco.it/

COVID-19 a Venezia

Informiamo che secondo le disposizioni del DPCM del 11/3/2020 che di fatto chiude in tutta italia musei, mostre, ristoranti ed impone molte altre restrizioni per contenere la diffusione del Covid-19. 

Le informazioni contenute nel nostro portale di informazione possono essere non corrette per quanto riguarda orari di apertura e mostre in corso. 

Gli eventi che sono programmati per dopo il 4 aprile al momento, fatto salvo ulteriori modifiche da parte del governo dovrebbero essere corretti. 

I Musei di Venezia, stanno comunque proseguendo la loro mission di diffondere cultura e di dare la possibilità di ammirarne le opere tramite canali social che vi faranno scoprire le bellezze in essi contenute

X