Marciana National Library

Also known as St Mark's Library, as it lies in the famous square of the same name, the Marciana National Library is one of the most important in Italy.

It is particularly renowned for its collection of Greek, Latin and Oriental manuscripts, which are among the greatest in the whole world. The architectural structure, by Jacopo Sansovino, is also impressive and adds to the beauty of one of the most famous squares.

The Library of St. Mark’s Square is the most important library in Venice and is the earliest surviving public manuscript collection in Italy. The building was constructed in 1537.

It is also called Biblioteca Marciana, Biblioteca di San Marco, Libreria Marciana, Libreria Sansoviniana, Libreria Vecchia or Libreria di San Marco. Today it’s located in the south of St. Mark’s Square.

Find more information about St. Mark’s square and its monuments and museums on our site.

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