17 Jul The Saint Mark’s Tower Venice
The Saint Mark’s Tower is the symbol of our town and one of the most known monument in the world.
El paròn de casa, how is called by the venetians, has a square form and it is 99 meters tall if we include the pinnacle that was used by the sailors like a lighthouse.
The famous bell tower built in the XII century.
This was the main function that the Saint Mark’s Bell Tower of Venice had within the XII century. The actual look comes by the reconstruction made in the 16th century, when the tower was capped by a pyramidal spire, at the top of which sits a golden weathervane in the form of the archangel Gabriel.
The angel on top of the pyramidal spire of the Saint Mark’s bell tower indicates the direction of the wind. Actually he is an archangel: Archangel Gabriel, who appears to the Holy Mary the day of the Annunciation.
The Saint Mark’s Bell tower is 98.6 metres (323 ft) tall, and stands alone in a corner of St Mark’s Square, near the front of the basilica. It has a simple form, the bulk of which is a fluted brick square shaft, 12 metres (39 ft) wide on each side and 50 metres (160 ft) tall, above which is a loggia surrounding the belfry, housing five bells. The belfry is topped by a cube, alternate faces of which show the Lion of St. Mark and the female representation of Venice.
A picture of the bell tower in 1902 that shows its fall.
On July 14th 1902, the Saint Mark’s bell tower of Venice suddendly falls. The city council approved the reconstruction of the tower as it was before the fall. Works began on 25th April 1903 and they finished 9 years later, in 1912.
After nine years of works, the new Saint Mark’s bell tower was inaugurate!
How much does it cost to visit the Bell tower?
Reduction tickets are available only for groups over 15 people.
The bell tower has different opening times:
From November to April 9.30-15.45,
From April to June 9.00-19.00,
From July to Semptember 9.00-21.00.
The ticket office closes one hour before.
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