This trip is the most impressive stop in Italy. Venice in the daytime is very busy and tourists are numerous, while Venice after evening is beautiful and gentle. The pigeons on the square all left, the tourists slowly quieted down, and the performance on the square began gradually. San Marco Square has a large area, and there are many famous buildings around it. Before going this time, we installed the pocket guide app recommended by our friends on the mobile phone. It contains the Chinese phonetic explanations of Venice scenic spots. It is very practical. Through it, we learned many historical stories and backgrounds of Venice's buildings, and added a lot of highlights to our trip.
If water is the soul of Venice, St. Mark's Church is the essence of Venice. Founded more than 1000 years ago, the church was named after the burial of Saint Mark, the evil saint. It was once the largest church in medieval Europe. It combines the characteristics of eastern and Western architectural art, including Byzantine art, ancient Roman architecture and Italian architectural style. The interior of the church is covered with gold foil mosaic murals, which are brilliant, so it is also known as the Golden Cathedral. Unfortunately, the interior is not allowed to take photos.
St. Mark's Cathedral has a history of almost 1000 years. It is one of the richest and most important churches in Catholicism. It has more than 500 stone pillars and more than 4000 square meters of mosaic paintings. On the one hand, it combines the style of Byzantium and Gothic, on the other hand, it also has the Oriental style and is open to Oriental culture. This is the charm of the temple. St. Mark's Church stands on St. Mark's Square in the centre of the city. It commemorates the twelve saints of Jesus and collects trophies. It was built in the 9th century and completed in 1094. Later, the fire broke out and was repaired to the present scale. The treasure house on the right side of the church displays the trophies brought back by the Crusades from Constantinople in 1204. In addition, the mosaic of the Baptist Hall on the right side of the church is also very beautiful. It can be seen from the balcony on the second floor at close range. After entering from the main entrance, the staircase entrance is written on the right side "Loggiadei Cavalli". Following the Byzantine style, the church building is in the shape of a Greek cross, overlying five hemispherical domes. It is a comprehensive masterpiece of art that integrates Byzantine, Gothic, Islamic and Renaissance genres. The front of the church is 51.8 meters long and has five arched Roman gates. At the top are Oriental and Gothic spires and various marble statues, reliefs and flower patterns.
Italy, Venice. St. Mark's Cathedral, Basilica di San Marco. St. Mark's Cathedral is located in St. Mark's Square. It was built in 829 and rebuilt in 1043 - 1071. Because St. Mark, a disciple of Jesus and author of the Bible (the Gospel of Mark), was buried here, the cathedral was named after St. Mark. St. Mark's Cathedral was the largest church in medieval Europe, the most famous church in the Christian world, the pride of Venetians, and the starting place of the Fourth Crusade. St. Mark's Cathedral is a classic masterpiece of Venice's architectural art, as well as a treasure house of rich works of art.
St. Mark's Cathedral is located in St. Mark's Square in central Venice. It was founded in 829 and rebuilt in 1043-1071. It was the largest church in medieval Europe and one of the most famous cathedrals in the Christian world. It is a classic work of Venice's architectural art, a pride of Venice, and a treasure house of rich art.
Italy, Venice. St. Mark's Cathedral (2). St. Mark's Cathedral, consisting of five huge dome halls and two corridor-style lobbies, forms a huge Greek cross with a distinct Byzantine style. There are five diamond-shaped Roman gates to the west of the church, with Oriental and Gothic spires at the top, and a statue of St. Mark holding the Gospel of Mark at the top of the spire at the middle gate. The center of the church under the central dome is the lofty main hall and the bulging inner hall. In the center of the inner hall is a huge Greek marble called sea stone. The inner decoration of the church is mosaic with golden color.
It was once the largest church in medieval Europe, a classic work of Venice's architectural art, and a treasure house of rich works of art. Unfortunately, there will be a long queue, otherwise it will be perfect. When you enter the door, you must not forget to look up at the paintings on its arch portal, which is made of gold and coloured crystal.
St. Mark's Cathedral, standing on St. Mark's Square in downtown Venice, is one of the most famous cathedrals in the Christian world. Its interior, from floor, wall to ceiling, is a meticulous mosaic. The architecture here combines the eastern and Western architectural features. It was originally a Byzantine building. Gothic decorations, such as pointed archways, were added in the 15th century. Renaissance decorations, such as railings, were added. St. Mark's Cathedral, also known as the "Golden Cathedral", is worth visiting.