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Address: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 2715911
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Amazing and worth the queue

A truly amazing place with so much to see. Every room has a story to tell. Its decadence is quite shocking but adds to the mystery of the palace and is polar opposite to the... read more

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Castro Verde, Beja, Portugal
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A truly amazing place with so much to see. Every room has a story to tell. Its decadence is quite shocking but adds to the mystery of the palace and is polar opposite to the prison area. Some stunning ceilings and works of art. Recommend the audio guide as it saves trying to read some of the small print. A... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Traveling to Venice was a lifelong dream. Visiting Piazza San Marco was marvelous. But The Doge Palace was truly the pièce de résistance. We began with a special "secret itineraries" tour. It skips the lines and goes behind the scenes to reveal inner workings of the ducal palace. For aficionados of history, this is highly recommended. When entering the public... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Opulent rooms, shame napolian robbed everything not nailed down. The tour guide was impressive to speak both English and French, as 2 French ladies got in with the wrong tour, but the guide was very fluent in both languages

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Thank YankeeScot
Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such an experience to go back in time so ornate and beautiful, well worth the money and nobody is rushed

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I found the visit to be extremely interesting in the providing of historical information re Venice, to see the splendour of the rooms in the palace and the contrast of the prison area reached by crossing the bridge of sighs.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So much to see, so much history. We did the guided tour that went through the dungeons and told us about some of the more notorious inmates (e.g. Casanova) and government officials. Knowledgeable tour guide and an enjoyable experience. Many stairs and narrow hallways! There was so much more to see once the tour had ended, of the Palazzo itself... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During a January weekend trip to Venice we spend an enjoyable couple of hours trailing around the palace, THE bridge and the dungeons. There is tons to see, a lot of art almost casually around the formal rooms - a real treat. That said, I can imagine that in high season it would be very crowded and much less of... More 

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Bay City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure and buy a ticket to tour the ENTIRE palace. Do not need a tour guide. Buy headsets that give details of each room and tour at your own pace; therefore, you can spend extra time in your favorite rooms (and there will be MANY favorites). Go slowly and ADMIRE all the DETAILS of the HEAVENLY murals on ceilings... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely great, I would highly recommend doing this. It was really interesting and we learned a lot of things about venice and it's people history. The tour was fun, interactive and the guide often involved the kids among the group. The only downside is when the guide speaks way upfront in some very intricate paths/stairs and you happen to be... More 

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Eisenach, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a very informative time strolling around the many different rooms in this wonderful palace, located on different levels with views outside into the hidden corners of Venice. It is full of architectural gems which are one of a kind, and it’s easy to loose oneself in the historical past while digesting the information be it written or painted... More 

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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.