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Doges' Palace

Piazza San Marco | O, 31024 Venice, Italy
+39 041 271 5911
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Piazza San Marco | O, 31024 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 271 5911
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

We chose to have the escorted tour around the Palace and St Mark's. There was a little confusion about where we were to meet and also the handover to the guides, but patience paid off. We had local guide with a great droll sense of...More

Thank Bernard A
Reviewed June 15, 2016

To learn a bit about Venetian history and at the same time see outstanding are and architecture, this is a must. We were fortunate to have an outstanding docent but it would not hurt to read up a bit before you go. To walk through...More

Thank shapgo
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Dramatic palace which is definitely worth visit. If you go early before the crowds it is much better. In June there was no queue at 8.30 even with no per ought tickets. Remember to have proper ID if you want to hire headphones. A little...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Although this was the most expensive attraction I visited with my boyfriend on our trip to Venice, I would have to say it is worth the money. Price was 19 euros each and we also paid an extra 5 euros each for the audio guide,...More

1  Thank beccalou_x
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Beautiful rooms and very attractive display of art. Even for the comparatively heathen (like us) the sheer force of the artwork was astounding.

Thank vijai_vmc
Reviewed June 14, 2016

A great architecture wonder. The palace has entrance and huge line up. Buy your tickets in advance or buy Venezia Pass if you are going to do various museums. Do not forget to see the Bridges of Sigh while at the palace.

Thank YaShaK
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Nice rooms, lovely walk around and seeing the history, had quite a few signs telling you about the use of the rooms, who decorated them and any restorations.

Thank Olivia C
Reviewed June 14, 2016

If your schedule will permit, visit Doges' Palace after 2PM when the cruise ship and daytrip visitors have come and gone.

1  Thank KLSamuel
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Was nice to see and take pictures. Go ahead and get tickets at the booth for a tour, you can then by pass the crazy line and get in. It is worth the up charge and they explain everything.

Thank Janie Sherrill J
Reviewed June 14, 2016

Several hours are needed to explore the vast number of rooms that can be accessed during a visit to this wonderful building which no visit to Venice would be complete without, especially on a rainy day. The tour goes from the highly decorated massive palatial...More

Thank DavidFOSH
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
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Helena N
Hi. If we buy the combined St Marks Square Museums ticket do we have to visit each site on the same day? We were hoping to spread it over two days and don't want to have to buy tickets twice... Thanks
June 19, 2017|
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Response from williephips | Reviewed this property |
I used the museum ticket the next day without a problem. Don't miss it !!
I have a booking for the Doges Secret Itinerary - it says collect tickets from ticket office (?) one hour before. Where is the ticket office located, front of building, side of buiding? Where do I go to start the tour assuming I collect the tickets? Thank you
June 13, 2017|
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Response from Jangar10 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about a ticket office! We met a rep at the front of the building by a bridge! For our tour Think it depends on who you pre book with. Enjoy the tour we did
Hi, We are wanting to do Secret Itineraries Tour, and my research does say unsuitable for wheelchair users. I realise many steep, narrow stairs are involved, but can anyone help and advise if these stairs have hand rails? I have difficulty with stairs if no hand rail is present, but really would like to do tour.Any help greatly appreciated
June 9, 2017|
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Response from Neville S | Reviewed this property |
Ps.... I found the tour operator very helpful, try messaging them before booking?