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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 215 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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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This building was truly amazing to see and should not be missed. There are three floors with beautiful rooms full of treasures and paintings. The architecture of the building is stunning.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I strongly recommend arranging via the internet a guide service to show you through the Dodge's Palace. A good guide can explain so much--not just about the physical building, but the government and culture of medieval and renaissance Venice and why this city-state ruled a big part of the Mediterranean world.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I thought this was a great attraction, however, when we went to buy tickets for it the woman was super rude and when we asked if there was any tours that we could purchace she said no. there was LOADS once we got in there. its a shame because we didnt know alot about it before we went there and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A must. The line around the Doges' Palace is unbelievable. If you can afford it take the private tour!!! Why waste half a day standing in line. Essential for any trip to Venice.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The palace is very grand and opulent and emphasises the contrast to the adjoining prison which would have been horrible to work, never mind, exist in. Both are filled with history and are worth a visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The history of this place is incredible and it is best heard through the in person secret itineraries tour. Our tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. The tour lasted about 75 minutes and then we took another 30 minutes to go through the official chambers - you could spends another couple of hours here, but that was a good... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We bought the combined ticket and entered the Museo Correr and then the Palazzo Ducale. We loved the huge chambers and the artistic ceilings. The whole place was very impressing. Don't miss it when you're visiting Venice. The ticket price was very good and worth every cent.

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San Lorenzo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Palazzo Ducale is very interesting, however it is not particularly well marked and sometimes you find yourself going in circles. To visit the Palazzo and the prisons entails lots of walking so be prepared with good shoes. It's a look back in history to the Venician Republic,

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Nice inner court, beautiful gothic architecture, not very much furniture inside but nice speciality of the rooms and ornate walls and ceilings. Worth a visit for architecture lovers!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful palace with so much history. We were in at least two hours and had the audio guide. You will need photo ID to get that. So much to see from the extravagant rooms to the armoury and the prisons. Walking across the Bridge of Sighs and looking out was interesting as I had only seen it from outside before.... More

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