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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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Beautiful building and history

The courtyard is vast and beautiful and has a lot of disintegrating columns housed within the ground floor rooms that have been removed from the front facade. I was concerned... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2016
Claire L
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Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

The courtyard is vast and beautiful and has a lot of disintegrating columns housed within the ground floor rooms that have been removed from the front facade. I was concerned that that was all there would be to see however on heading up the stairs to the first floor the paintings, rooms and history did not disappoint. There is an... More 

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Reviewed January 26, 2016

I did not believe a place like this existed. It is remarkable ,the art is so beautiful I wept, The Palace so extensive, each room builds towards the next, and the biggest room...truly remarkable. To walk the bridge of sighs and the cells that follow still brings fear to my heart.

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Reviewed January 26, 2016

I would recommend it cause it is a trip through time and history. If you' re going with small children, be aware it might be to long for them and at some point be boring

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Reviewed January 25, 2016

The visit to Doges Palace was well worth it. There is much to see inside the Palace. There are huge rooms with large paintings where meetings where held about Venice and its business. The walk to the prison areas was also fascinating to see as well as Crossing the Bridge of Sighs!

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Reviewed January 24, 2016

The Doges Palace is overwhelming in every respect. From the Golden Staircase to the various meeting and reception rooms, every surface is covered with gorgeous paintings, carvings, and decoration. It is completely over the top in the very best way. We toured it with a guide, which was a great way to better understand what we were seeing. Shouldn't be... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed January 23, 2016

We were visiting with my partner's mother and sister and they were booked in for the Doges Palace Secret Itineraries tour which we had done before so we decided to visit Museo Correr as we didn't get here last time and then meet them back at the Doges Palace to visit it together. The best way to visit both is... More 

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Rutland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 23, 2016

We booked a guide and spent two hours viewing the fabulous rooms and staircase as well as the pictures. The staircase was amazing, the grandeur overwhelming. As we went in January it was very cold which was a shame as we stood to view the rooms and pictures and learn more about the palace. We tracked back across the bridge... More 

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Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

We thought it was fascinating and beautiful. Breathtaking art and history to reflect upon. Also loved the bridge of sighs. A great part of Venice for all visitors.

1 Thank Lisa H
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed January 22, 2016

A gorgeous building, with a very important history to Venice. The visit (advice on getting the audioguide) is very interesting, and it reveals how Venice’s administration was functioning under the Doge’s ruling.

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Bountiful, Utah
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Reviewed January 22, 2016

Toured this palace with my hubby, Jan 2016. It was amazing in the art, the lovely building, and this is a must see. We both felt this was worth the time to 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.
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