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Address: Piazza San Marco | also known as Doge's Palace, 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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An amazing place, with some seriously impressive rooms. Allow at least 3 hours to explore, more if you are likely to want to read and digest the information as you go through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

An amazing place, with some seriously impressive rooms. Allow at least 3 hours to explore, more if you are likely to want to read and digest the information as you go through. Lots to see and marvel at. Make sure you visit the prison section as you then go over the Bridge of Sighs, which is even smaller than it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The architecture and paintings are fantastic for the parents. But if the kids are bored, accelerate and go right to the weapons, armor, Bridge of Sighs and prison! Can't beat those for entertainment value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

spectacular in every way and an insight into the venician state. The dungeons were particularly atmospheric but take a mirror if you can to avoid neck pain looking at the ceilings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully beautiful and interesting set of buildings that served as both the home to the Doge, the seat of government and the local prison. The famous "Bridge of Sighs" is found here. Take the audio tour so you know what you are looking at.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful palace - ruined by a dreary recorded guide for me. Staff looked bored and as we rented the recorded guide, the woman didn't even look at us, say hello or thank you. The only place we found unfriendly staff. There are plenty of interesting facts and beautiful paintings and architecture - I just didn't feel they made the most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A superb look into how the other half lived in days gone by. Even if you're not an art lover, you cannot fail to be impressed by the sheer scale of the palace and its sculpture, art, armory etc. Lots to see and photos are allowed. You also walk inside the bridge of sighs and scurry about the prison quarters-... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Make sure you get the Museum ticket package to take advantage of this Palace along with Doge Museum and Correr Museum. This allows you to bypass long waiting lines especially the school and large tour groups. Overall excellent site- photography allowed (no flash).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Unmissable insight into the life of a unique maritime community, filled with masterpieces and redolent of its serpentine history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

You can buy timed tickets in advance - so we bought these to visit the palace after doing St mark's This a huge Gothic building that contains the history of the politics and trade of Venice and the doges that sort of ruled it Give yourself plenty of time as there is so much to see room after room of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We were told to pre-book the "Secret Tour" by our friends who visited Venice a year or so ago. We are so pleased they told us about this, it is excellent, The Italian guide spoke very good english and made the tour very interesting. After the tour we were left to our own devices. This building is amazing, the prison... More 

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