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Address: Piazza San Marco | O, 31024 Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 041 271 5911
08:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the building and its sculptural...

A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the building and its sculptural decoration date from various periods. The interior, with works by artists such as Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, A.Vittoria and Tiepolo, includes vast council chambers, superbly decorated residential apartments, and austere prison cells. Along the facades of the Palace run loggias that overlook St. Mark’s Square and the lagoon. The combined entrance ticket to the St. Mark’s Square Museums grants access to the Doge’s Palace, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of Biblioteca Marciana.

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I guess I am not so original, but this is really a beautiful place. I love the glorious interiors and the big halls

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Ramat-Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I guess I am not so original, but this is really a beautiful place. I love the glorious interiors and the big halls

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go in off months, you'll miss the crowds and so much more time to really look. Dress well, nothing is heated, and have fun visualizing what it must have been like 500 years ago, we did!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful palace and a must do in Venice. The Secret Itineraries tour is a no brainer as its only an extra Euro in advance and gives you a guided tour of the secret areas of the palace as well as some detail on the history of Venice and Casanova!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got tickets for the secret tour and it was the best money we spent in Venice. The guide was amazing, she gave us very detailed explanations and history she looked after the whole group and made us laugh with stories of life in the past. It is a long climb to the top but so well worth while making... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do not miss the staircases. Could not beleive the artistry and my eyes!!! The staircases had intricate details different from any other palaces I have ever seen. They lead one to believe that they will be going to the grandest place on earth.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The palace and all things inside very interesting. Even the prisons are something to visit and reflect about. I founded however eccessive the price to pay, 12.50 euro per person.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting to see the types of buildings on offer in Venice. This one is spectacular and not what I expected. Very opulent with a great history. As part of the visit you get to cross the Bridge of Sighs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got a family ticket. Definately worth it. Kids loved lookinh in the armory and in the prisons. We hired a couple of the virtual tour handsets and these were informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Doge Palace (on St Mark's Square) is simply the grandest place I've ever visited. It's the most impressive display of opulent wealth and power you will see anywhere. It's the history of Venice that made it possible and this is visible everywhere - the omnipresent gilding, huge glass windows, work from the world's greatest artists and craftsmen. A palace that... More 

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Enclosed by canals this plaza is a must see. You can get your photo taken and dine in rather expensive coffee bars with live music. There's even a live music and bar near the canal. You can go up the tower or to wonder the halls of the accounting buildings as well as the palace. To use a washroom, go... More 

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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