Venetian architecture blends elements from the Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, and Modern eras. Like the St. Mark’s Basilica, early structures display Byzantine influences with rounded arches, lavish mosaics, and domes. The Gothic period brought the use of pointed arches, as seen in the Doge’s Palace. Renaissance architecture, with its emphasis on symmetry and proportion, can also be seen throughout the city. In more recent years, contemporary architecture, as showcased in the structures of the Venice Biennale, has also left its mark, making Venice a rich tapestry of architectural styles and a treasure trove for architecture enthusiasts worldwide.