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Doge's Palace

Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 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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Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 271 5911
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Reviewed yesterday

Palace is an icon from outside and inside. Venice can’t exist without this interesting architecture. When you enter, you have nice inner yard and lines of halls and rooms, all full of paintings and decorations. Don’t run around, buy a written guide or join a...More

Thank Miha P
Reviewed yesterday

This I sent a must if you have time to visit while in Venice. The cost is approx €25 each to enter and a must is to pay the extra €5 for a electronic phone guide. It took about 2 hours to get around when...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

So disappointed to get to the museum to find it closed for a private function. I had been by the front door the day before and there was no notification whatsoever . Glad I didn't buy my museum pass.

Thank karen2450
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s an impressive building on the outside and it’s great that so much has been preserved but we found the self guided tour dull and the route was confusing (noticed other people back tracking and climbing over rope too). Could do with more information along...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I did not know what to expect and this place blew me away, the art and history on the walls and ceilings are like nothing I have ever seen.

Thank TravelTiffa
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited it with an official guide, skipping the line. It was a good choice. We enjoyed every room, including the jail after crossing the sighs bridge.

2  Thank יוסי ג
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's beautiful outside and inside. I'd recommend reading about it: its history, art, etc. because you can overload your circuits if it's all new to you.

Thank sledgessl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We found this to be a very interesting day. There is a lot to see and read about also a lot of walking involved which does include up and down stairs. With this in mind you need to allow about 4 hours plus to get...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were only in Venice for 1 full day (2 nights). I wanted to go to Burano the same day, so we had to cut our visit at the Palace short. It was very nice, beautiful exhibits, very well accommodated with a cafeteria, coat and...More

Thank Kamber L
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can read all the reviews about the beauty of this palace, and how to get tickets. They're true I cannot stress enough however how very very busy Venice is. Get there early, then go directly to Saint Mark's and the Doges Palace. One big...More

1  Thank addtraveler10101
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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Lynda M
January 15, 2018|
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Response from Travelling50Years | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lynda. Sorry but we didnt do the secret itineries tour, we had a voucher for the palace as part of our package on the Orient Express. Hope you have a lovely time in Venice. Take the water bus out to Burano and Murano... More
December 12, 2017|
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Response from Brian H | Reviewed this property |
I did,certainly beat the long queues if you do. The English tour starts at 0955hrs. Best to visit the site on the web and purchase the tickets. Download the printed confirmation of purchase and take it to the ticket office... More
xose j
November 2, 2017|
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Response from Ian D | Reviewed this property |
If you are going in the next month or so when it is a tad quieter you can buy on the door. Get the audio guided tour after buying your tickets, without it your tour will be meaningless unless you've been mugging up on... More