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Palazzo Ducale

Address: Piazza San Marco | also known as Doge's Palace, 31024 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 2715911
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Type: Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the building and its sculptural...
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Type: Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks, 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 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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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Venice hart beautiful great As usual like part off the city this is Venice most visited part great architecture and most beautiful I didn't not have time to visits the place but it look great from out u must visit

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Saltillo, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I paid 10€ for the ticket of the Palazzo Ducale and other buildings of the Piazza San Marco. For that price the visit is completely worth it. You will need some hours to visit all but if you are already in Venice, this is a cliché you'd like to cover! History, art, architecture, symmetry =D

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a place where I learned a lot about the history of Venice. I didn't use the audio guide but each room has pretty good explanatory notes in several languages including English. The place is huge. Within a few hours you walk through various ornate halls. There are some fascinating paintings depicting Venice, particularly the area around St. Mark's... More 

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Wembdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The position of the Doge's palace is iconic and does not disappoint with the views over the lagoon. We were fortunate to be there at a quiet time and I suspect with large crowds you would miss a lot so get there early. The tour is excellent and informative and some of the rooms are simply stunning-it is also good... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If you want to discover something more about the history of Venice, visit the Palazzo ducale. You will have to follow a guide ( we had a very good one!) and you will be amazed but the secrets of the history of this wonderful city!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

...the interior rooms are just spectacular..... the grounds and architecture are stunning.... 17 Euro's entrance fee, but worth it..... go early to avoid the package tours.... better viewing whilst it relatively empty....

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

i had heard and read a lot about Plaza San Marco, but the opportunity of actually seeing it and breathing the lagoon air was a complete and humbling experience! Such an amazing structure, built in an era when the building aids were primitive and scarce....simply breathtaking!

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Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A fascinating museum of courts of justice, senate courts, the armoury historic paintings the Bridge of Sighs leading to the prison cells along. side a canal. Well worth an unforgettable visit.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Loved the Doge's Palace! We had a short wait to purchase our tickets and decided to explore on our own. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful architecture and learning about the history of the palace. Pretty creepy walking across the Bridge of Sighs and going through the prison! Well worth the time and money.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The palace is full of truly jaw dropping rooms - the opulence of the decor is stunning! And you get to go over the Bridge of Sighs too....Tip is to buy your tickets in advance so you miss the long queues!

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