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Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice

Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana - Venice, Italy
Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Piazzetta San Marco n.7, Venice, Italy 30124Map
+39 041 240 7211
Neighborhood: San Marco
Overview

Started in 1468 from Cardinal Bessarione's collection, this museum houses Venice's most important book collection, which includes manuscripts, miniatures and texts. The first example of Classical architecture in Venice, the building contains an abundance of sculptures, which are inspired by classic mythology. Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana is also home to many works by important Venetian artists. It is arranged over two floors, which are linked by a staircase that is reminiscent of the Golden Staircase in the Palazzo Ducale.

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