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Doges' Palace

Piazza San Marco | O, 31024 Venice, Italy
+39 041 271 5911
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Piazza San Marco | O, 31024 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 271 5911
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous place, stunning architecture and frescos. Book in advance to avoid queues. We did the secret itineraries tour which was great, a behind the scenes tour of the dungeons, prisons, Casanovas quarters, the Bridge of Sighs and the torture chambers, not for the faint hearted...More

Thank daga65
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We bought tickets for the Secret Itineraries tour through the Palace's website. It was a great tour and experience with the one exception being that it was super tough for our claustrophobic members of our family. Some tips/thoughts: - The Secret Itineraries tour includes only...More

Thank cmolnar17
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'd advise you to go early in the morning to buy your tickets and visit. Or purchase them in advance. The queue can be quite long and the place fills with tourists quickly. Interesting place with lots of art and history. They will make you...More

Thank Miss_Yazz
Reviewed 3 days ago

We very much enjoyed our tour of the Doge's Palace. The best part was the secret tour which had eight guests with a private guide for 90 minutes. Great background and seeing the hidden parts of the prison and offices and attic gave a whole...More

Thank pjunker2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

The art and history in this building are incredible. I guess you could say that about so many places in Italy....but the unique history of Venice as a city of merchants made the history and stories associated with Doges' Palace refreshing, especially after seeing so...More

Thank pwrfade1
Reviewed 3 days ago

A visit to Doge's Palace should not be missed. It was beautiful. We spent about 3 hours there. You can purchase tickets online.

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great art. Very easy to navigate. I came here solo and was able to navigate without a guide, although a guide will give more insight on a particular chamber or art piece. Overall I had a content experience. Also from the upper floor they will...More

Thank Dale E
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is just an exert, see my full review of this area on my travel blog jcmarxblog.com You’ll want to read up on your Venice history before getting the significance of Saint Mark’s Square. There’s a lot to see and take in here. The artwork...More

Thank marxjc
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a magnificent building. Everywhere you look, the artwork is splendid. The details in the makeup of creating this palace made my head spin. Not to mention the view from the prisoner's perspective of the Bridge of Sighs made history come to life.

Thank maidenae
Reviewed 3 days ago

You cannot help but be impressed by the sheer size and décor of the palace. The guide was informative and amusing, the tour taking about one hour. Lots of steps but they are quite shallow.

Thank David W
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
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Hi there. If I buy entrance tickets to St. Mark's Museums from Correr Museum, will I be able to skip the lines to Doges' Palace with that combination ticket after that? Or will I still have to queue with the rest of the line (that takes longer) Thanks in advance!
26 June 2017|
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Response from Jangar10 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't help with your question😖
Hi Can you go across the bridge of sighs on a general admission ticket? Thanks
26 June 2017|
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Response from 1John51415 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but I think so. Towards the end of our secret itinerary tour we walked there. It was cool after hearing the history and actually walking on it.
Hi I have tried to purchase a ticket for Doges palace but when the page comes up it is asking for a subscription then my passport number? Any help or advice please?
26 June 2017|
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Response from Jonathan H | Reviewed this property |
We did everything through Viator and passport details were not required.