Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs, Venice

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TripAdvisor
  • This brownish-red statue, made from porphyry, looks like it has been stuck onto the Basilica San Marco's exterior as an afterthought. The 4-foot, 3-inch-high abstract of four Roman Empire co-rulers hu...  more »
  • Dark red piece of stone was changed to four figures. They represent old rulers of Roman empire. One of them is Diokletian and another one Maximianus. Venetians brought precious sculpture to Venice and...  more »
  • A not impressive monument that can be seen at one of the Doge's Palace court entry.It consists in two pairs of characters,almost identical,sticked to the wall.  more »
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  • If you don't know you going to miss this place but certainly worth to look at them
  • The back story about these four figures is fascinating and there is something comforting about seeing them up against the side of St. Mark's Basilica. Every time I visit Venice I make sure that I go up and visit these warm souls.
  • When I saw these statues, I did not know the story behind them, but I could tell that they were not original. When I got home I found out their history and was amazed that something so old (about 1700 years old) was just sitting out in public where countless people have probably touched it. I'm amazed that it has not been vandalized at some point over the centuries.
  • Noone knows the real story behind this masterpiece but it's phenomenal and worth stopping by.
  • Nice statue with a nice history, that brings to mind memories from high-school studies!