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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 218 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We did not purchase tickets in advance and had to wait in a 20 minute line. Once inside, the crowds were not bad. The experience was well worth the price of admission to see the grand rooms of the palace, the views of Venice, and the prisons. Also, you get to walk through the bridge of sighs.

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Vienna, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

There was a short line so we toured the Palace and learned about the history of this landmark. We spent a few hours and you could easily spend more, it was overwhelming. The rooms were magnificant and the views of Venice from the balcony are breathtaking.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

During our visit in Venice we had to come here and visit this amazing Palazzo. It is so rich, and each room is bigger & nicer then the other one. I just have no more words, pure heaven! Anyway, as in any big place, take your time and patience with you. You will much probably wait a lot to buy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I think you could spend a week there and not see everything. We did not take a tour due to time constraints but I wish we did.

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It's a beautiful palace but if you are seeing it with headsets rather than a guide, it get boring really fast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spent an extended period of time exploring this significant Venice landmark. Appreciated that we toured this site with an experienced and knowledgable guide - a serious must if you're unfamiliar with this landmark and it's history. The sheer magnitude of the Doge's Palace is almost overwhelming on an initial visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Art, history, architecture, impressive decor, dramatic stories - this place really has it all. I also thought it gave me a great sense of place - why Venice is special and different from other other great Italian cities. Even with the high ticket price, the audio guide is worth the extra few euro - it has a lot of great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The whole experience was well organised and excellently presented. We took the more expensive ticket 24 Euros rather than 16 Euros as it gave us entrance to the other major attractions spread throughout the city with only a few exceptions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We had one full day in Venice and this was our first stop and it was well worth it. There were no queues for tickets and the price of €16 is very good value for money. There is lots to see and learn. Only caution is the number of steps one has to climb! Definitely the best attraction in Venice

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

One cannot visit the square without going into the Ducale Palace and reviewing the art. You have to read James Joyce Venice first. The follow the path through the art and over the bridge of sighs to the prison.

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