St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice Italy

on Monday, April 18, 2011

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Saint Mark’s Basilica is a cathedral located in the city of Venice, Italy. It is one of the most beautiful cathedrals of the city and is famous because of its uniqueness in terms of the wealth and the magnificent interior. This cathedral is a living example of the Byzantine Architecture. The cathedral is situated on the St. Marks Square. Long time back, it did not serve as a cathedral, in fact it was a Chapel for the Venetian City and its rulers. Since eleventh century onwards, the cathedral was known by the nick name Church of God an in Italian “Chiesa d’Oro.”

The entire cathedral of St. Mark has had arts men like the Europeans and the Italian, that is the reason it displays the beauty and design of both cultures. St. Mark’s Basilica is known for its artistic, iconographic as well as religious content. It has had a lot of interesting historical facts to it.

The current Basilica was the third cathedral that was built on the place so that Saint Mark’s body could be placed here. The entire Basilica is divided into 3 main segments, the lower, upper segment and the domes. The interior of the cathedral depicts the Greek cross and every arm is divided into 3 naves. The cathedrals is said to be a masterpiece of the Gothic sculpture and art. The entire top ceiling is covered with beautiful mosaic colors of gold and bronze, giving it a very bright and lit effect.
St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice
St. Mark’s Basilica Inner View
St. Mark’s Basilica
St. Mark’s Basilica Attractive View
St. Mark’s Basilica
St. Mark’s Basilica Beautiful Image
St. Mark’s Basilica
St. Mark’s Basilica
St. Mark’s Basilica