Full with history and surrounded on all sides by the most amazing architecture, Saint Mark’s square is a must for everyone who is visiting the city of Venice. Due to the many sightseeing options here, the square is usually crowded by tourists. The catering restaurants around it play into this, so there are enough places to eat around the square itself. Constructed in the 9th century, it now is the home of some of the best pieces of architecture in Italy. The Basilica of Saint Mark’s stands out. Built in a Venetian-Byzantine style, it is nicknamed the ‘Church of Gold’. Still inhabited by the archbishop of Venice, it attracts many tourists from all over the world. Evenly impressive is the Campanile, or the Bell Tower that stands next to it and is one of the highest points in the city. The other dominant building is the Doge’s Palace, with its beautiful gothic structure. The entire area of Saint Mark’s square is a sight to behold and will keep you amazed for many hours. The interior of the Basilica has many artifacts that are considered to be amongst the most precious in the world. A visit to this area will leave a lasting impression.