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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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Ranked #3 of 214 Attractions in Venice
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the building and its sculptural...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Doge's Palace was incredible... the Giant's Staircase, personal apartments, armory and prison, Bridge of Sighs... incredible frescos, statues, wood work... all absolutely beautiful and a must-see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This cost 17Euros 10 for seniors, not worth getting a guided tour as there is an English (& other languages) panel to read about the use and history of each object, staircase and room. Walked through the Bridge of Sighs, Palace, Armoury and around the dungeons, all part of this tour. It took about 90 mins to walk around and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was an absolutely fascinating tour. It started with the "gold staircase", which was the first example of many features designed to intimidate the visitor with the power and wealth of the Venetian state. The furnishings in almost all the rooms were awe inspiring, and quite often over the top. The armory impressed me; I don't think I've ever seen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It was a rainy and cold day so we really wanted to do something inside and this was perfect. The tour started through the prisons and we walked through secret areas/rooms of the palace and then eventually were led to the main areas of the palace where we could explore on our own. The tour was extremely interesting and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is an architectural marvel and if you think you've seen it before it was copied for the Italian exhibit at EPCOT in Florida. Before I got to Italy I thought the place was called the Doge's Palace so both names may be used. Whatever you call it the palace is larger than the copy and our tour included courtyards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A definite must see in Venice, the history and opulence is outstanding. Artworks abound with sculpture, oil paintings, huge maps, globes and room upon room of amazing workmanship. Get the audio guide so you know what you are looking at. Take a stroll across the bridge of sighs to view the prisons where Casanova was once held and breathe in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

At first when you enter the Ducale palace you don't expect much, as you just start with grey walls and recovered columns. However, the further you go in, the more you get drawn to the building as it has magnificent decor. It has beautiful ceilings, made of gold, carvings and elaborate paintings. It's truly a wonderful sight to see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice and is now a top tourist attraction in the city. I recommend this website for more information. http://palazzoducale.visitmuve.it/en/home/. We visited on an extremely cold day in late December - thinking we would be inside and warm. Much of the tour is outside and the vast inside of the palace is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I believe the amazement of palaces and attractions come from the order in which you witness them. We visited Doge's Palace on week 3 of being in Italy. I think it this would have been week one I would have been more amazed. We visited Venice after already having visited Rome, Pompeii, Florence, and Siena. The palace was very beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Definitely worth visiting, but one of those places that you wouldn't visit more than once. We enjoyed our visit but be aware that queues are huge during high season.

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