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Address: Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 9, 16123, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 817 1600
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

This renaissance-era building is now home to an art museum.

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Very nice building but as I understand it is a city administration buliding isn't it. A very large building with several entrances but I had no clue what to do there and what to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Rijeka, Croatia
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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice building but as I understand it is a city administration buliding isn't it. A very large building with several entrances but I had no clue what to do there and what to expect. Maybe we were a bit unprepared for the visit and lost an opportunity to have experience something nice there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are so many surprises in this palace museum, I can't recommend it highly enough. I went towards the end of the day and was feeling tired but I persevered and it was well worth it. I recommend going at the start of the day because I expect you will want to spend a lot of time here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review only concerns the tower. I must say I was rather disappointed as it's basically just a few prison cells, the view, from behind glass is hardly worth the five euro entrance fee.

Thank delagioventu
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

my partner and I visited. starting from the 1500s palazzo ducale was the seat of the government of the republic of genoa. the building has a medieval wing. the palace dungeons are worth an visit. beautiful architecture. this place holds exhibitions and important events within the genoa calendar.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You should not loose the possibility to visit Palacio Ducale. The interior and exterior architecture is very beautiful and you can find art exhibitions on the inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seemed that, once in centre of Genoa, we came across lovely buildings every corner we turned. Sat here and enjoyed a lovely gelati

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Took a day tour to Genoa…this museum was on the itinerary. We enjoyed a lovely lunch in their rooftop restaurant! I would would recommend.

Thank Madeleine T
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

i love this place and piazza de ferrari so much. inside palazzo ducale there are always art exibition in a beautiful contest that this building can give. inside the hall there is a bar called mentelocale, where you can have aperitivo, sipping cocktails and eating finger food

Thank r3dg1rl
Fossano, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Located in the city centre, easy to find and a nice picture opportunity, Palazzo Ducale is a must if you are in town. Make sure you check online if there is any exhibition at the time you are planning to visit as each event is always a high quality one! Enjoy!

Thank Fedefederiv
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

A very accessible exhibition space with antique market in the central hall as well as cafes which are family friendly

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