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Address: Piazza San Marco | O, 31024 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 271 5911
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Highlight of our trip to Venice!

We visited the Doge's Palace on our first full day in Venice and were absolutely amazed by it! It was gorgeous and very well preserved. Each and every room was incredible, with... read more

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Doge's Palace on our first full day in Venice and were absolutely amazed by it! It was gorgeous and very well preserved. Each and every room was incredible, with ornate gold designs and beautiful paintings on the walls and ceilings. Absolutely breathtaking. Furthermore, it was not very busy at all! Shockingly so! We learned a bit about... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think your best bet is to go, like us, very early in the morning. We showed up Sunday afternoon and the queue was too long. We then went at 9am the Monday morning and their was hardly anyone there and no queue! It's a beautiful palace! Lots of rich venetian history.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Doge is the venetian word for King. Elected by the people for life they ruled this city and the region for a 1000 years. Heavy artwork and massive halls housing the Doge and his family and the center of Venetian government. This is where east met west and Marco Polo called home. What a site this must have been to... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Opulence and beauty, with just enough explanation of what's happening. Might be worth refreshing your Venetian history before you visit - the signs are not for beginners!

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went on a sunday morning during carnival season there was not many people inside and thousands outside it was absolutely amazing .I paid 19 euros that also got me into 4 other museums I did not have time to do them all but really good value for money and a feast on the eyes,Marvellous amazing are not good enough... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ok, corny title but hard to compete with all the historic, opulent rhetoric. As you know it was the centre of Venice democracy and a great model for us all - with nice dungeons and torture chambers to keep things in check. Bridge of sighs connects heaven no hell as prisoners signed as the had a last glimpse of the... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

well worth a visit.Palace right next to the cathedral (also worth a visit).extravagent rooms and staircases and the best bit was going through the Bridge of Sighs to the prison.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour gives a good view of the 600 years of Venetian rule by the Doges. But you are limited to just a one sixth corner of the whole palace.

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Ankara Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a beatiful palace at San Marco. Ceilings, rooms paintings are very beatiful but the most important is just read on each saloon the history of the saloon. Then I lrarned that at Dodge has developed a democratic system at 1200, that is amazing. Prisons are not very attractive.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really stunning the people could not believe so many people especially on Saturday with the carnival

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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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