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Palazzo Ducale

Piazza Matteotti 9, 16123 Genoa, Italy
39 010 5574000
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Ranked #34 of 144 attractions in Genoa
Type: Art Museums
Description: This renaissance-era building is now home to an art museum.
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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 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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76 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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129 helpful votes 129 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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53 helpful votes 53 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
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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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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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65 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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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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Turin, Italy
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is in my opinion one of the best exibition of pictures of Steve McCurry; there are more than 200 works on display and they cover a large pat of the artistic experience of Mr. McCurry. There are also few pictures of the Tierra! project where sustainability activities have been documented by pictures of Steve McCurry. It is definitively a... More

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Zug, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Don't miss the art exhibitions being shown here (currently Joan Miro). Pay attention to the opening hours.

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