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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice building to see and lots of things on display, very historic. I was disappointed that the doges chambers were not visible/available at this time. Spend a 2/3 hours here. Servers in the cafe museum were very hurried, + kind of expensive too.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked Viator tour for San Marco and Doge Palace at the last minute. The site is of course beautiful and grand, I was also impressed by the passion of our tour guide to Venice history and art. His commentary has definitely made it more...More

Thank ber482
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Reviewed yesterday

We did a tour of the Doges palace early in the day before the crowds and heat. It was amazing, but so, so much to take in! You only can so many paintings and gold. After two hours we left the group and just walked...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was beautiful, sure, and I’m glad I did a ‘skip the line’ but I didn’t need the full tour pouring over each room in painstaking detail. I would have enjoyed a quick walk through better than room by room. Lots of stairs to climb....More

1  Thank ChagSham
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When you look at it from outside or even look around after entering the courtyard, you will be forgiven to think that it is just another rectangular building with a bit of marble facade and some statues...when you go up the gold-roofed staircase and enter...More

1  Thank bsk_sastry
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Unfortunately we were unable to get in the building as our ticket on our phone was not valid. We were told we had to print it. This is ridiculous in this day an age and terrible for the environment. This place must have thousands of...More

2  Thank Jon W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went early in the day before the tours entered and I had the place to myself! No lineups to enter or the auto guides and I made sure I stayed a head of all the tour groups. The auto guide was very informative and...More

1  Thank mcmCalgary
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ea rm more ornate than the other. Should not be missed! Cautions, no AC ,skip the line pass,worthless

Thank Nanette M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This palace has so much Venetian history and the walls and ceilings of the great rooms are fantastic. There is an admission charge but if you buy the right ticket it covers all the Doges Palace, the prison and crossing the Bridge of Sighs (named...More

Thank bartonbelle
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The doge's palace is a must see in Venice. The art work is simply incredible. I would advise other families to avoid the mistake we made, and book a ticket in advance. Hopefully, we will return here some day, and book the secret itineraries tour...More

Thank MaryJ7200
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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,
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sanctobrand
10 June 2018|
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Response from Golfgma | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of steps. Mostly wide staircases but not terribly steep. Walking thru the bridge of sighs passageways are narrow and darker. Didn’t find it scary.
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jgo671
8 June 2018|
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Response from elguapo122 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. We booked the Palace Tour as part of a "See Venice In One Day" tour package. Gondola ride, St. Marks, Doge's Palace & Grand Canal boat ride. Believe it or not, it was a great day. Not too exhausting and very... More
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HeratiTeera
3 June 2018|
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Response from kalamakid | Reviewed this property |
Try to get in at 8 am or 8:30. Not sure how early the ticket office opens but either a first thing in the morning tour or an early self guided tour. It just gets more crowded as it gets later, like everything else in... More
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