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Address: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 2715911
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 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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A little advice go early but best advice take guided tour to much info to take in its more fun when you get the background of what your seeing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A little advice go early but best advice take guided tour to much info to take in its more fun when you get the background of what your seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is really worth the price and perfect to escape heat, crowds or rain. It's easy to tour because the layout is one way. It's large enough to never feel crowded. But most important, it's magnificent! The Venetian artwork and architecture alone are worth the view. Younger kids might be a little bored, but once they see the weaponry displays... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It was such a nice day, we didn't go inside, but the fees to enter were reasonable and attached a few extra incentives, passes to the museums in the Piazza. You can view the Bridge of Sighs from the outside. That crossover bridge was very crowded all the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The rooms are filled with art and amazing architecture. But the thought that goes through one's mind while walking through Doge's Palace is How did they build it?

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

One of the most impressive palaces I have ever seen, as this was a Republic of noble families and not a single ruling family. Huge rooms on the third floor (surprisingly not on the ground floor) and fabulous paintings of the Venetian school. - Tip: Go late. There is usually a long line in front of the ticket booth, but... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This palace is a mandatory visit as it contains a very important part of the history of the island. Dungeons from where the Sigh Bridge was seen, old armory items (very interesting the details of the pieces and the operating system), the ´stairs of gold´, the central patio... There are many paintings of Tintoretto and lot of work on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A beautiful building that is well worth a visit. Paintings by Titian and Tintoretto as well as furniture, armour, dungeons and the Bridge of Sighs

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A great palace and oddly enough there didn't seem to be many tourists inside despite the hordes massing around St Marks square. Could be the steep admissions price.

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Halberstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

When you see this building among the others in the center of Venice, you get a rough idea on the incredible wealth and power the venetian republic had back then during the renaissance. It is just amazing and overwhelming. Must see. Went in late afternoon, 5 Minute wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

On Saturday, May 23, 2015, we took a CityWonders tour of Venice and Doge's Palace. Though it was raining, which could have been a negative, our tour was wonderful. It was swell organized and on time. We were all issued head sets, which worked very well. Our tour guide, Mirko Vassilli, was not only knowledgeable, but very patient and caring.... 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.