The Saint Marc basilica is the cathedral of Venice. It is a splendid monument associating several periods of the Eastern and Western cultures. Many works come from conquests during the time of the Venetian republic as the bronze horses of Constantinople. Very beautiful mosaics decorate the frontage, interior and cupolas. They are most from the XIIth and XIIIth centuries.
A first building was set up in 829 to shelter the body of Saint Marc. After a rebuilding because of a fire in 976, large work started in 1063. Its embellishment lasted centuries during which ones the sailors brought there treasures.