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Doge's Palace

Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 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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Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 271 5911
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Wandered over to San Marco plaza on our first day in Venice around noon. The lines for everything are hundreds long, tour groups (defined by 25-50 standing standing in a bunch blocking the entrance to everything's). The guide books and websites all say "book a...More

Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is one of the most beautiful places in otherwise breathtaking Venice. Take your time to see everything, including Ponte dei Sospiri from the inside and the medieval arms collection.

Thank allanbojorgensen
Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you've seen the photos of the interior be prepared for the real thing - buy a ticket online, you will beat the queues - don't bother with a trip, there are audio guides for €5 inside.

Thank AndyB1605
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Tis place is amazing. It opens at 8:30 - try and get there as early as you can. Later on in the morning it gets overwhelmed with tourist groups and is very busy. It's such a great place it deserves to be appreciated as much...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The secret tour of the Doges palace covers entirely different rooms from the usual tour so make time to see the rest of the palace (the prison, the bridge of sighs, council rooms, etc.) either before or after the tour (the ticket gets you in...More

Thank NMMc
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Historical building is well worth a visit with a tour guide to explain all that took place when Venice was the Centre for Arts and Culture. The Paintings and palace is well preserved and maintained

Thank Akram304
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Wow what a palace. They knew how to build to last. So much history and interest. There are private tours you can book up to a week before if you have more than 4 ppl I would recommend. The hand helds are ok but a...More

Thank jpm3x
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

When in Venice it's a must! Gorgeous piece of architecture and history. Buy tickets in advance and get there before 9 am to book the secret tour! Magnificent place

Thank Mmejia17
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The tour included Doges' without standing in line, bought the tickets before leaving USA through Viator, good price too. Crossed over Bridge of Sighs to the prison, seeing it from inside out. The story behind the name was shared by our guide.

Thank vsanchez1404
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Doges' Palace was our favorite place to visit in Venice. The beautiful architecture, artifacts, and history were well worth spending half a day enjoying. Lots of walking and steps to climb so be prepared for that on your visit.

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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
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xose j
2 November 2017|
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Response from Ian D | Reviewed this property |
If you are going in the next month or so when it is a tad quieter you can buy on the door. Get the audio guided tour after buying your tickets, without it your tour will be meaningless unless you've been mugging up on... More
11 September 2017|
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Response from melissa404040 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if you would be able to visit the entire palace but just to go in the square within in palace is quite beautiful and would be worth visiting.
23 August 2017|
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Response from wordlywise | Reviewed this property |
Always buy in advance. One less thing to waste time on