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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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Beautiful building the paintings inside were awesome! Lots to see, we especially liked the dungeons.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building the paintings inside were awesome! Lots to see, we especially liked the dungeons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous architecture, but a little too busy for me. I love seeing all the 'touristy' things but I don't love the hustle and bustle of so many people all in one place. I still enjoyed the experience though!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

if you go early , there's less queing(none)!and it's less hectic. Cafe at the end.... Everybody tries to use a table and buy at the counter. It's waiter/tress service and not really enough staff. Don't do all 3 levels of the cells...they're all the same! Tiring visit but it's worth it. Very impressive, even though it's our 2nd time. Do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Worth paying for a guided tour and getting the history of Venice. Bought a joint ticket for this and Basilica via a ticket booth near San Marco vaporetto.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

An amazing palace - each of the state rooms you go into is bigger and grander than the last. The final room is absolutely HUGE. Worth visiting also for the prison cells and the view from inside the Bridge of Sighs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the Doges' Palace. It is full of all sorts of paintings, frescoes and carved furniture. The rooms are all enormous and lavishly decorated. The armory itself (swords, guns, armor, weapons, etc.) is worth the price of admission alone. We went around 5:00 PM and had the place to ourselves until it closed. Views from the buildings over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Took the Secret Itinerary tour, where we special access to the prison cells and off limit rooms. Our guide Alessandra was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Enjoyed every minute. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting. We discovered that the line for San Stefano was incredibly long but not for the Doge's Palace. Beautiful rooms, beautiful art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We booked the Doge Palace Hidden Treasures tour online in advance of our trip and are so glad we did. Not only did we get to skip the massive line out front (standing in the heat along the waterfront), we also had a small group guided tour in English by a knowledgable museum staff. We were able to tour some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I'm glad I didn't book advance tickets with a tour company (despite bring told there was always a queue) as we only waited about 10 minutes to go in and the family ticket cost just 33 euro. The whole place is great. We didn't buy the audio guide and felt there was enough information in the rooms for you to... More 

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Address: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 2715911
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco

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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.