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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

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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Go at the end of the day.

WEnt in 45 minutes before closing. Had the place nearly to my self as the cruise ships had headed out. Includes walking through the Bridge of Sighs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
East Lyme, Connecticut

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

WEnt in 45 minutes before closing. Had the place nearly to my self as the cruise ships had headed out. Includes walking through the Bridge of Sighs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in Venice just for 2 days, but decided to see the palace. Took the secret tour which was totally worth it. Had a great travel in time together with our guide and discovered the hidden secrets of the palace. It was really a great discovery despite the cold weather ☺

Thank Iulia S
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't miss this. We got in as soon as it opened so avoided the crowds..amazing place with the cost and takes at least 3 hours to complete.

Thank teym
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You need to book this visit a day in advance but at €20.50 it is a bargain! The Palace has the most amazing paintings both hanging and on the ceilings and the layout of the Palace is amazing We had an English speaking guide who was a lovely girl , very articulate and knowledgable who told some very interesting stories... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The palace is art and architecture at its very very best. it has a lot of steps to climb but if you love art and history its worth the climb. it takes you from one room to the other which just left us in awe of the place and palace. the museum and the artifacts there were really amazing.. it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really interesting place to visit in Venice. We didn't do the secret itineraries tour so don't know if much is added but what we saw on the main tour was very interesting. If you want an audio guide remember your passport (we didn't) but there are some explanations in each room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As the Doge's Palace is such a major sight in Venice the queues are massive during the weekend and on Mondays, as there are many, many groups from the cruise liners visiting Venice. We went on a Tuesday, just walked in to the ticket counter and basically had the Palace for ourselves. Other than that, I don't think there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As with all of Venice, this is steeped in history, from the Roman Empire, Byzantine, Renaissance......Inside you can view the courtyards, Doge's apartments, prisons and armoury. If you don't want to pay the entrance fee, stroll around outside and take in the magnificent facade, it really is beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definetely do this tour, we did the doges palace and Saint Marks Basilica our guides name was Fiona she was very knowledgeable. A lot of history here

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An impressive building in many ways. However, all the rooms are very similar in decor and there are not insights into the working rooms such as bedrooms or servants quarters like you can see in some other palaces. A rather hefty entrance fee, especially considering that you can visit the incredible basilica for free.

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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.