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Address: Piazza San Marco | O, 31024 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 2715911
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Must-see in Venice

This is a magnificent testimony to the rich history of Venice. We booked a tour of Venice for a day and this was one of the highlights of the day. The museum ticket gives you... read more

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a magnificent testimony to the rich history of Venice. We booked a tour of Venice for a day and this was one of the highlights of the day. The museum ticket gives you access to the other 3 or 4 museums close by for other days or weeks but we did not have the time to see them.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had no idea what to expect looking from the outside but it's absolutely amazing and beautiful inside! Bridge of Sighs is definitely a something you need to do while you're there!

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Of the entire 2 weeks we spent on a semi-guided tour all over Italy, this stop was the only one we were underwhelmed. Nice architecture, and beautiful decorations, with an interesting history, but I would almost wonder if you would be better off just exploring Venice by foot instead.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a long weekend in this magical city, but it was a little bit disappointing. Venice is in everyone's bucket list, but unfortunately the local gov. doesn't cares about the foreign language speakers. I was in the Doges Palace, but I didn't find a lot of English booklet for the exhibitions. My Italian knowledge is too poor, so I could't... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is huge and highly impressive. Luxurious and cool in the hot summer. I'd recommend a visit. It's worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Palace as part of a tour group (Walks of Italy) and were able to see many of the rooms, including where they would hold court and the prison. Each of the rooms (minus the prison) are ornately decorated. Without a tour guide, you might miss quite a few interesting pieces of history. We visited near closing... More 

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Incredible inside & out. Audio tour was alright. Fresco paintings filling huge walls with battle scenes. Intricate wooden picture frames outline the paintings on the ceilings in several rooms. Views from the upper floors were great. I almost past it up until a local said it was there favorite place in Venice It was time well spent.

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Helps you understand the history of Venice. It is a very beautiful, historic building. You walk across the Bridge of Sighs and visit the prison.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked the first available tour through our guide and were walking around the palace before the crowds hit. No line, and small intimate tour with a guide including the "secret palace" that most people don't see. Spend the extra amount for a local tour guide and really enjoy your vacation. After your tour of the palace and church be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must do on any trip to Venice ,but as my title says pre book your entry tickets as the queues are enormous. History and art lovers and just about everyone else will be blown away by the sheer skill of the artworks . It's well worth the visit

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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.