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Address: Piazza San Marco | O, 31024 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +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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Went into the Doges Palace and then walked on the Bridge of Sighs into the prison. Lots of rooms with paintings, very elaborate. Cost €19 each to enter.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Orihuela Costa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went into the Doges Palace and then walked on the Bridge of Sighs into the prison. Lots of rooms with paintings, very elaborate. Cost €19 each to enter.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited as part of a tour. We had an excellent guide whose knowledge was outstanding. Great sense of humour. Made the visit interesting and entertaining. Amazing history and eerie trip across the Bridge of Sighs to the prison. Paintings stunning but definitely recommend a guide to get the most from this visit.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much history, great art to see, it was a wonderful visit. We spent a little over 2 hours here and could have spent even more time if we had more time in Venice. It was really great to see everything, especially the prison. Wear comfortable shoes, there is a lot of walking involved. There is a cafe located in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tour of the Doge's Palace is an absolute must when visiting Venice. We booked our trip on Viator which offered us several choices since they work with multiple tour operators.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the Mysterious Palace tour, which purported to show lots of hidden stuff. Not so much. A couple of cells and the Bridge of Sighs , make up the dark stuff. The palace is pretty empty of furniture and mostly you look at portraits and classical paintings. It's definitely a unique place, but not every unique place is that... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to many places like this in Europe and to me it was nothing that I will remember especially since the apartments were closed. I didn't climb the stairs to view the square. You will have plenty of stairs like every place in Venice touring the palace.

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Sunrise, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great art, great history, awesome tour. Don't miss it. While you are there, check out some of the other places in the square as well.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not to be missed. We spent 3.5 hours and could have spent all day. Well worth it! We were unable to book last minute tickets online so went right to the ticket window and were able to find last minute tickets there. Book in advance during the busy season.

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Grayling, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The building and history behind this amazing palace is worth the loads of tourist one must endure to see it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If at St. Marks Square, take the time to check out Doge's Palace. There is extensive artwork and historical artifacts to view in many rooms.

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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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