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St Mark's Campanile, Venice

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Overlooking the city's famous lagoon, St Mark's Campanile is one of the Venice's most recognizable symbols. Originally constructed as a lighthouse, this 99 m (323 ft) tall bell tower stands alone in one corner of St. Mark's Square. The tower's simple form has a fluted brick shaft topped by a belfry housing five bells. A pyramidal spire with a golden weathervane in the form of the archangel Gabriel caps the tower. Constructed in the ninth century on ancient Roman foundations, the bell tower underwent a massive reconstruction after a sudden collapse in 1902. Once the site of Galileo's observatory, the tower now features an elevator for easy access to the top and views of the lagoon and distant Alps. Plan your visit to St Mark's Campanile and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Venice itinerary planner.
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  • The building is beautiful and the views from the top, whether or not a day of fog. Highly recommended to upload.
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  • Lovely views on Venice, worth the queue and the small fee. Download the app in advance to make the most of the sights. 
  • I thought that this would be an expensive trip, but cannot get over how reasonably priced it was. I was also expecting a long walk up the stairs, how wrong I was.. a lift up and down, not a stair in s...  read more »
  • You need to pay 8€ if you're over 18 years old but it's worth it. Also you can get 2 audio guides for 5€ which I'd definitely recommend it. It's very inspirational! The views are breathtaking👌🏻
  • You have to pay 8€, but it worth! Amazing view on Venice from the top of the tower and..did you know? From here, "Galileo Galilei extended the horizon of human knowledge"
  • The ticket price is worth the trip up this Campanile which dates back to the 1500s! You get to see a bird's-eye view Venezia. Also, don't assume your phone GPS will work while walking the narrow paths in Venice. The "Per" signs through the city point you in the direction of famous landmarks--travel Venice like a local and immerse yourself in the city!
  • Ticket price of 8€ abit expensive but worth it in light of the amazing views of the city. Visited at 6.10pm.
  • Great spot to get an overview over venice. Also very good and interesting audioguide, that informs you about sights of the city
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