Doge's Palace

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Doge's Palace
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
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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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Neighborhood: San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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Amanda Evans
West Memphis, AR256 contributions
Doge’s Palace
Sep 2021 • Couples
Doges place is a magnificent structure! There are so many details on the outside that it is breathtaking. I would go ahead and buy your tickets in advance using Viator. That way you can skip that line . Make sure you were appropriate clothing. Your shoulders have to be covered and dresses down to your knees. It only took us about 1 hour but we did not do a guided tour!
Written September 19, 2021
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Deirdre D
279 contributions
This palace iseven more amazing with a guide!
Sep 2021 • Couples
We used chiara peluso to guide us through the palace. It was our 3rd trip to venice in 15 years, so we had been before. She really talked about the history of the place and made it come alive. You can find her on linked in. Worth it to have someone guide us through and talk about the palace. She is 7th generation venician so shes the real deal.
Written September 18, 2021
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pwrightnm
Albuquerque, NM60 contributions
Look up !
Sep 2021
The Doge's palace is best enjoyed by looking up. Otherwise you wander through large, mostly empty rooms. Unless you know the history of what you're looking at, it wouldn't be that enjoyable.
Unique Venetian method of governing. Get a guide, read a guide book or listen to an audio tour.
Written September 14, 2021
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SwissMs
Switzerland245 contributions
Truly stunning building and history
Aug 2021
If you visit ONE thing in Venice, make sure it's this one. The Doge's Palace is absolutely stunning inside and out. We booked a time slot (12-4 pm) with the Venice Unica card, and frankly, it was a waste of money because the queue for the pre-paid, pre-booked tickets still went all the way around the block at 12. We returned at 3:30 pm and managed to get in after a relatively short waiting time.
They were very thorough to check the COVID Green Pass and ID, so it felt fairly safe inside there even with many other tourists visiting at the same time.

My recommendation would be to book a guided tour or even a private guide as no doubt you'll get a lot more out of the visit than going on a self-guided tour. Overhearing some of the guides' commentaries, there were some very insightful and entertaining anecdotes, so next time I'd definitely pay more and have that experience (and possibly avoid the long lines with a booked tour) experience instead.
No need to add photos, you'll find thousands on the internet. It is BEAUTIFUL and very interesting indeed.
Written August 22, 2021
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trishtci
Austin, TX255 contributions
Doges
Jul 2021
Luckily we visited at the beginning of July when tours and monuments were opening up again. While we did have a guide (which I recommend to not miss anything) the line to enter was not terribly long first thing in the morning. The structure itself is quite impressive and the artwork is amazing. We did not get to do the "secret itinerary" as it was still closed due to covid- but we did tour the dungeons and cross the bridge of sighs. Photo ops around every corner!
Written August 22, 2021
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smvNYC
New York City, NY157 contributions
Long lines
Jul 2021
As we were heading to the palace early in the morning we noticed that there were already long line both for people with tickets and for people without tickets. It did not seem to me that the timed entry tickets would have saved a lot of time to get in.
Once inside however, the place did not seem crowded. The palace is beautiful and the path through it was well designed.
Written August 18, 2021
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Robbert L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,378 contributions
Wow!
Aug 2021 • Family
Wow! Impressive! Enormous, rich, luxury, gigantic,impressive, colourfull. You do not know where to look. Nice views out of the windows as well. Experience the difference between the palace and the prisons while crossing the bridge sospiere. Grasp a feel of Venice' rich past and how the Doge and his companions must have lived and worked.
Written August 12, 2021
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SiteSee21
New York City, NY13 contributions
Great visit
Aug 2021
Great place to visit! The grounds are very large and there is a lot to see so make sure to set aside a lot of time for your visit.
Written August 11, 2021
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KDJERO
Saint Charles, MO590 contributions
Amazing and Iconic Palace
Jul 2021
This place is amazing and an iconic part of Venice. We didn't even get to go in and we were in awe of it.
Written August 11, 2021
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Willem v
The Netherlands242 contributions
A magnificent piece of art and history!
Aug 2021
One of the most beautiful place in Venice! All those (huge) rooms, with all those beautiful woodwork, paintings, fine art and stunning and worth a visit. The prison is "cold" and not to compare to the rest of the Palace, and lucky for today's criminals circumstance have been improved.
Written August 8, 2021
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