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Address: Piazza San Marco | O, 31024 Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 041 271 5911
08:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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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Excellent, well presented, good variety of rooms - including the amazing 'one of the biggest rooms in Europe - built hundreds of years ago - and a trip to the prisons. Armoury... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent, well presented, good variety of rooms - including the amazing 'one of the biggest rooms in Europe - built hundreds of years ago - and a trip to the prisons. Armoury huge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took a tour to this landmark of Venice. This was the power centre of the former Republic of Venice. This was the former home of the Dukes (Doge) and has rooms with incredible artwork and masterpieces collected over centuries. The ceiling are fantastic.The opulent Golden Staircase is marvellous. The only way to see the Bridge of Sighs (from where... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This again is a must when visiting Venice, you can't miss it from the water but well worth seeing it close up as the detail and architecture is so beautiful and skilled.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was surprised at Doge's as I did not know what to expect. We were on a tour so got to hear all about the palace. The thing is huge and to learn about the history of the palace, the court rooms inside, the paintings, the clock, etc was fantastic. We also visited the prison by going through the walkway... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much history and opulence. We did the secrets itinerary, which i highly recommend. Our guide was brilliant providing a wealth of information into the inner workings of the government and the politics, history of the Palace. The palace itself is incredible inside. Photos are allowed but not with flash. Was very cold inside in January, so make sure you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited in January 2017 so no queues to get in and you get the place to yourself. A walk over the bridge of sighs is a must-do and the big senate and council rooms are impressive. Although we entered to try to escape the cold, the inside of some of these Palace rooms were freezing, make sure you bundle... More 

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Visited in January, which in my humble opinion was perfect as the whole of Venice was ours to explore without too many other tourists so no queues for anything. The palace is amazing and I imagine in the peak season will be so busy it would be horrendous but we had each room to ourselves. Take your time and savour... More 

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This was History, geography and magnificent Art and suclptures almost beyond believe. An amazing building, and so enjoyable, but for lack of disabled facilities Venice does not lend itself to assist even those with slight mobility problems.!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A guide will make this better. Our guide was full of knowledge of some much of the history and art. I'm sure the audio tours are good, but the insight we garnered was perfect. You get to walk through the bridge of sighs to the prison and back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So much beauty under one roof! Breathtaking views. I have enjoyed to walk in dungeons and rest of the rooms. It's really worthed to go. And a guide thing - u buy a ticket €18 ish and it's valid in other 3places. Good value for a money.

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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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