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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 Must Visit in Venice

We arrived as the doors opened and spent a delightful 3 hrs. Out ticket gave us entry to another museum in the square and we spent 2 more hours there and had lunch in the museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We arrived as the doors opened and spent a delightful 3 hrs. Out ticket gave us entry to another museum in the square and we spent 2 more hours there and had lunch in the museum restaurant looking out onto St Marks Square. Wonderful day and then the vaporetto down the Grand Canal to our hotel what more could you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Located in Piazza San Marco, Doge's Palace was yet another amazing must-see in Venice. The place is so fully of history, from the huge rooms where laws were written and enforced, to the dungeons in the basement, it did not disappoint. Buy tickets in advance to avoid the huge line outside. Tip: Visit Museo Correr at the far end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Sometimes you just get lucky when visiting an iconic site like the Doge’s Palace. We got up early one Sunday morning and were the first to arrive to view the palace. I would suggest that you do this if you want peace and quiet while touring the palace. We were alone except for the guards for well over an hour... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Impressive building and another in a long list of beautiful locations in Venice. Something that I would happily visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The architecture, paintings, weaponry and the sheer vastness was just amaziing. Take your passport if you are over 65 and you pay just 11 euros - which also includes admission to four other museums nearby. 18 euros p.p. for under 65's. We didn't get to see other museums due to the time, but it was fantastic value to see the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I'm not a history buff and usually find museums a little hard to endure however this was an experience I'll never forget. The palace is one of the most impressive places I've ever been and the walk through gave me such a sense of the importance of Venice and the wealth! There were several smaller exhibits within the larger exhibit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited spring 2014 - make sure you book tickets in advance and leave bags or rucksack around corner in bag drop! Amazing and beautiful, astonishing and astounding art everywhere. A must visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Really was very interesting...some awesome statues...beautiful grounds - Also the stairway is amazing...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A jewel in Venice we did not pre-book so arrived early to miss the queues. For a little extra a guided tour visiting the palace 'secret' places was on offer but was only available through pre-booking. We went round the palace without a guide and used our Venice guide book to tell us about the history etc. Lavish paintings, impressive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Magic visit to Palazzo Ducale on a rainy winter day a few years ago. The price was not exactly cheap but absolutely worth the price. The guide was thorough in her explanations and made us feel the old athmosphere in the palace, back when Casanova was jailed there. A must if you come to Venice.

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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.