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Palazzo Ducale

Address: Piazza Matteotti 9, 16123 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 817 1600
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Genoa and Portofino Day Trip from Milan
Ranked #34 of 146 Attractions in Genoa
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This renaissance-era building is now home to an art museum.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Mon 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: This renaissance-era building is now home to an art museum.
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Les Issambres, France
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We visited the tower which use to be a prison. Interesting visit. As we had seen several exhibitions of Frida Kahlo we didn't want to visit this exhibit so we didn't get to see more of the palazzo. We appreciated the Nicholas Murray photo exhibit that was presented in the lower part of the palazzo.

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Minsk, Belarus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

That is the place where you should start your walking tour across sea Genoa. Turn on the left and go down through the most typical to that region streets. That region is not Italian at all and not yet a Cote d'Azur's one. That region is a very peculiar and only Genoa can present you this spirit of trade, romanticism... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This palazzo is not as splendid as some others, there are just 3 rooms and a chapel on the main floor. The views from the tower are good, but not as panoramic as those from the roof of the Palazzo Rosso. There are also some prison cells but you will be asked to wear a safety helmet because of some... More 

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New York City, New York
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314 reviews 314 reviews
102 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Small but moving exhibit of 1943 1944 pictures taken by Robert Capa during the war. Quite a few are memorable,wish there were more.

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Naples, Florida
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337 reviews 337 reviews
90 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

There are more spectacular buildings in Genoa. Given that my wife and I were on a self guided walking tour of Genoa, we chose to walk by this location because of its average and shopworn looking exterior. I'm sure exhibits are great but we had already been to two museums today.

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Toronto, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Although the shopworn appearance of the Palazzo Ducale might lead some to skip a visit, it's still an interesting site and the fascinating history of Andrea Doria is well in evidence at the place. The Palazzao Ducale consists of the huge old mansion and the formerly elegant gardens, fountain and sculptures. The mansion is now a museum, and the gardens... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

the building is ancient and all the time you can find exibition to visit. the salone del minor consiglio is very huge, the ceiling are wonderful

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Benoni, South Africa
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14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Who does not enjoy the romance of princes and princesses and going into any/all of these museums takes you back in centuries to see how the other half lived..... and it was Grand, and tasteful and beautiful.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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71 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Well his photos are wonderful, some are stunning other even shocking but that's reportage I suppose. AND you can actually take photo's inside! A great exhibition in a great location. You get a free audio-guide but honestly most of it I found biased so after a bit I stopped listening. And the story of him hunting 17 years to find... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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225 attraction reviews
946 helpful votes 946 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Much of your enjoyment while visiting Palazzo Ducale will depend on what is showing in their many exhibition areas. Check their website www.palazzoducale.genova.it and use google to translate to see all the current offerings which frequently offer free exhibitions and occasional free concerts in the two open courtyards. If none of the exhibitions interest you, climb the center staircase to... More 

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