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Address: Piazza San Marco | O, 31024 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 271 5911
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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A must-see sight. Avoid queues by buying your ticket at the Tourist Office in advance (tickets not timed). Wander around freely through the palace by following signs at your own... read more

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A must-see sight. Avoid queues by buying your ticket at the Tourist Office in advance (tickets not timed). Wander around freely through the palace by following signs at your own pace. You see the grand reception rooms, state rooms, and via the Bridge of Sighs, the prisons. The Grand Council Chamber is probably the most impressive, but then most of... More 

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The history of the place is amazing, our family meandered throughout without a tour but listened to other guides within and googled as we went, a tour would be worthwhile and I could only imagine the secrets tour would be awesome. The artwork and decisions made in the palace has major historical significance. A quick walk over the bridge of... More 

Thank Shane D
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The tour of the Palace was a history lesson on Venice. the tale of the building's habitants and history is complemented by the great works of art in the Palace. Enjoyable from the Stairway of Giants to the Bridge of Sighs. Left me in awe of what man is capable of doing.Very impressive and educational.

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I'm impressed by all Venice, but must admit that the Dodge's palace is worthy of it's name, as it is a masterpiece. Can't immagine the talent and amount of work invested here, but once you reach the final destination after you walked from the ytain station to St. Mark's Square, you become enchanted by what you find.

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We purchased a museum pass before we left which gave us access to the Doge's Palace jumping the quite lengthy queue. All of the rooms were amazing with fantastic carved ceilings which were painted by various masters. The armory and prison tour was interesting crossing the Bridge of Sighs. Well worth the visit.

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Probably the main attraction in Venice. Book a tour guide and queue jump ticket or you will wait ages to get in. We also had a ticket to get into The Basilica afterwards. The ceilings and floors are incredibly stunning and even though most of the paintings are not the originals due to a fire, the whole experience was one... More 

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Venice was one of the top trips I took in Europe. We camped on the mainland, took a boat into Venice, then the next day drove over the bridge and took public transportation - like a bus but in the water. Gondola ride, walking around the square, exhibits.

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No need to describe really. If you can, book the Secret Itineraries tour online in advance. If you do not have access to a printer, walk across the piazza st marco to the main museum. You can buy a ticket there for just the Doges Palace. Doing this allowed us to waltz in and skip a very long queue of... More 

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We got a guided tour of doges and were surprised at how interesting the history of the palace was . It not only was beautiful also where Casanova escaped prison . Must see when in Venice

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Fabulous looking building steeped in history, this was my favourite building, lovely to see Day and night. Could do with more eating and coffee places as didn't really see any to just sit and chill.

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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.
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