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San Marco 328, Venice, Italy
2 years ago
At the crown of the Piazza San Marco, Basilica di San Marco rises as an overwhelming figure on the cityscape. Tourists naturally flock toward it for worship and tours. Unfortunately, photography isn’t allowed inside the basilica, but that means more time for you to capture its grand facade! The stonework features various marble patterns, while religious figures sculpted in elaborate detail emerge. Frescoes peek out from under the archways as golden angels and a winged lion glint in the sunlight. Sneak in a few clicks and carry on your San Marco photo walk.
2 years ago
Basilica di San Marco is the perfect illustration of Venice’s ties to the East. It features a checkered facade reminiscent of properties in Constantinople (ancient Turkey), as well as five classic Greek-style domes topped with Moors-inspired ribbed lanterns. Enter the church to revel at the exquisite gold interiors, adorned with elaborate mosaics depicting biblical scenes—a quintessential Byzantine decoration. Remember to dress appropriately, since you’re visiting a place of worship. Drop by between 11:30AM to 12:45PM on weekdays, or during liturgical celebrations on Sundays and holidays when the insides of the cathedral are illuminated. Go to the nearby Campanile di San Marco for magnificent views of the city and the lagoon. The 99-meter tower is the exact brick-by-brick replica of the basilica’s original belfry, which collapsed in 1902.
3 months ago
Going to a place like to this kind of church makes me feel so worthwhile and loved.
6 months ago
Originally, the cathedral was just a simple parish church in Manila until upon the issuance of a papal bull by Pope Gregory XIII, it became a separate diocese altogether. The Manila Cathedral is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is one of the titles for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It’s also a venue for masses held by popes, Blessed Paul VI and St. John Paul being one of the few. If you’re interested to learn more about the cathedral, you can request for a tour on their website!
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