3 days ago · The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark (Italian: Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco), commonly known as St Mark's Basilica (Italian: Basilica di San Marco; Venetian: Baxéłega de San Marco), is the cathedral church of the Catholic Patriarchate of Venice; it became the episcopal seat of the Patriarch of Venice in 1807, replacing the earlier cathedral of San Pietro di Castello.
- 8 October 1094
- Catholic Church
- Mark the Evangelist
- Venice, Italy
In 1807, the St. Mark’s Basilica became the Cathedral of Venice, a title previously held by the Church of San Pietro di Castello. ART AND ARCHITECTURE. The structure measures 76.5 meters in lenght and 62.60 in width, in the transept area, while the central dome is 43 meters high.
- St. Mark\'s Square, Venice, Veneto
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Apr 6, 2022 · by Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Saint Mark’s Basilica, Venice, begun 1063 and Anastasis (The Harrowing of Hell) mosaic, c. 1180-1200, Middle Byzantine.
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