Piazza San Marco (cmrs)

Piazza San Marco
Grand Canal
Piazza San Marco
San Giorgio Maggiore
Piazza San Marco
Grand Canal
Piazza San Marco
Santa Maria della Salute
Piazza San Marco
Grand Canal
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Library of Saint Mark
      
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Lion of Venice
Piazza San Marco
Lion of Venice
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Toward the Grand Canal
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Toward the Grand Canal
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Library of Saint Mark
Piazza San Marco
Library of Saint Mark
      
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace
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Toward the Grand Canal
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Toward the Grand Canal
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St Theodore
Piazza San Marco
Column Base
Piazza San Marco
St Mark's Campanile
      
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St Mark's Campanile
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St Mark's Basiliica
Piazza San Marco
St Mark's Campanile
Piazza San Marco
The Loggetta
Piazza San Marco
St Mark's Campanile
Piazza San Marco
Procuratie Nuove
      
Piazza San Marco
Museo Correr
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St Mark's Basiliica
Piazza San Marco
St Mark's Basiliica
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St Mark's Basiliica
Piazza San Marco
St Mark's Basiliica
      
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St Mark's Basiliica
Piazza San Marco
St Mark's Basiliica
Piazza San Marco
Horses of Saint Mark-Lysippos
Piazza San Marco
Horses of Saint Mark-Lysippos
Piazza San Marco
St Mark's Basiliica
Piazza San Marco
St Mark's Basiliica
      
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St Mark's Basiliica
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St Mark's Basiliica
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St Mark's Basiliica
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St Mark's Basiliica
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St Mark's Basiliica
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St Mark's Basiliica
      
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St Mark's Basiliica
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Pillars of Acre
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St Mark's Basiliica
Piazza San Marco
St Mark's Basiliica
Piazza San Marco
St Mark's Basiliica
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Pillar of Acre
      
Piazza San Marco
Porta della Carta
Piazza San Marco
Tetrarchs
Piazza San Marco
Porta della Carta
Piazza San Marco
Porta della Carta
Piazza San Marco
Porta della Carta
Piazza San Marco
Procuratie Vecchie
      
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco
Lamppost Base
Piazza San Marco
Venice Lion
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Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco
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Piazza San Marco
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Piazza San Marco
The Line for St. Mark's
Piazza San Marco
The Line for St. Mark's
Piazza San Marco
Procuratie Nuove
Piazza San Marco
Procuratie Nuove
Piazza San Marco
Procuratie Nuove

 

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Piazza San Marco is the principal square of Venice, Italy.  Piazza San Marco is extremely popular with tourists, photographers, and Venetian pigeons.  The Piazza originated in the 9th century as a small area in front of the original St Mark's Basilica.  It was enlarged in 1177.  The buildings around the Piazza (see map) are, counter-clockwise from the Grand Canal, the Doge's Palace, St Mark's Basilica, St Mark's Clocktower, the Procuratie Vecchie, the Napoleonic Wing of the Procuraties, the Procuratie Nuove, St Mark's Campanile and Loggetta and the Biblioteca Marciana.  The Correr Museum is located at the southern end of the Piazza.  The Venetian Mint lies beyond the Biblioteca Marciana on the bank of the Grand Canal.  The Piazza was paved in the late 12th century with bricks.  In 1723 the bricks were replaced with a complex geometrical pavement design.  In 1890, the pavement was renewed "due to wear and tear".  The part of the Piazza between the Doge's Palace and the Biblioteca Marciana is the Piazzetta San Marco.  It is open to the mouth of the Grand Canal, and is known for the columns of Venice's two patrons, Marco and Todaro, that stand by the water's edge.  The lion of Saint Mark and the statue of Saint Teodoro of Amasea who is standing on the sacred crocodile of Egypt are on their tops.  These columns constituted the official gateway to Venice.  Executions were carried out here.  Since 1480, three ships' masts have faced the waterfront.  They fly the banner of St. Mark on feast days.

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