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Palazzo Ducale

Piazza San Marco | also known as Doge's Palace, 31024 Venice, Italy
+39 041 2715911
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Ranked #6 of 217 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the building and its sculptural decoration date from various periods. The interior, with works by artists such... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Morton, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Very, very interesting! The building itself is Venetian Gothic architecture. This is one of the most well known landmarks in Venice. It was a residence of a duke in Venice back in 1340. Today it is a museum with beautiful ceiling paintings and other paintings. It is hard to choose which place to view first. Again, long lines waiting for... More

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Essex, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A must see! More interesting than a gondola ride. Good value for money, really enjoyed visiting............

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Birmingham
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We bought tickets at the entrance and paid extra for the audio guide but found it very tedious. The palace was worth visiting but a tour guide would have been much better.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The panelled murals were magificent, rooms richly decorated, all the history of the rulers of Venice, walk through the dungeons - and through the Bridge of Sighs, on the inside. A true feast of decoration.

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A lot of history and beautiful artwork here! We purchased our ticket beforehand and able to avoid any lines. (The ticket price also included entry in to the Correr Museum, 16 Euros). We spent at least 2 hours here but it is alot to see in that period of time. Prior to visiting here, it was helpful for us to... More

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Shlomi, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The decoration was a mix of marble and wood with liberal applications of gold. The Palace wasn't overly stuffed with information so we had the space to stand back and enjoy the luxurious adornment of the ceilings and the walls. The armory is also a treasure trove for the weapons buff or reenactment fan. At the end of the tour... More

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I liked the Palace very much, combination of history, art, designation and classy palaces, located beside the known click and Venice tower, full of great ceilings and designs.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We spent 3hours going round the palace and found it stunning but in some respects too much to take in. There are just so many fantastic paintings and ceilings that you can't really appreciate them. I had a stiff neck by the end!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you buy your ticket in advance from your hotel or online you can skip the line during the busy season. Inside, the Palace is beautiful with lots of interesting sights. The armory was a highlight for me with a huge variety of weaponry. Getting to walk from the Palace into the prison, through the famous Bridge of Sighs, was... More

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Woodstock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We loved this stop. There is some great artwork inhere. We would really recommend you upgraded to a guided tour here as it really helps you understand what you are experiencing.

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