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Doges' Palace

Piazza San Marco | O, 31024 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Piazza San Marco | O, 31024 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 271 5911
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful place to explore several rooms filled with gorgeous art and architecture as well as a prison! Unlike the cathedral, there were no lines to get in, and it was not too crowded which really helped with the experience.

Thank Parabola
Reviewed yesterday

Visited Doge's Palace on a tour. I really loved all the beautiful art and history. Our tour guide was from Venice and she was fantastic.

Thank Nursejlp
Reviewed yesterday

Decided to visit the Doges Palace and was advised by Hotel staff to go early morning to avoid queues, we arrived at 10 ish, and bought our tickets in minutes,mine a concession being for older visitors, my granddaughter had bought concessionary Venice travel and museum...More

Thank Laurie4
Reviewed yesterday

Lots of rooms to see, beautiful paintings, and the cells and the bridge of sighs. I learnt a lot about the history of Venice from this visit.

Thank Obby2012
Reviewed yesterday

When in Venice, Doges' Palace is a must see!! To see how the government use to function and the opulence was incredible. We went in the afternoon and it was not crowded so we could truly enjoy the palace. The prison tour was awesome too!!!

Thank Beavertaillight
Reviewed yesterday

The Doge's Palace is located in Piazza San Marco, right next to the basilica of St. Mark. The design and style of the building itself can only be described as "extraordinary", and is very informative with regards to the history and functioning of the government...More

Thank Gringombiano
Reviewed yesterday

Very busy long queues lots of pigeons lots of people easy to find once in the square not sure where the entrance was no easy sign posts

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The history contained within the Doge's Palace is vast and extensive. We enjoyed our visit although were disappointed to find that the Doge's Apartments were closed to break an exhibition down - seems like a reduction in ticket price would be appropriate given that part...More

Thank Anna D
Reviewed yesterday

We tour a tour along with several hundred other tourists! A guided tour is a plus because there are so many interesting architectural details and history you would miss out on.

Thank wjs3434
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We scheduled a skip the line tour through Viator. All was handled properly. Our tour guide was great! Highly recommend!

Thank RileyCharlotte
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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Helena N
Hi. If we buy the combined St Marks Square Museums ticket do we have to visit each site on the same day? We were hoping to spread it over two days and don't want to have to buy tickets twice... Thanks
19 June 2017|
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Response from williephips | Reviewed this property |
I used the museum ticket the next day without a problem. Don't miss it !!
I have a booking for the Doges Secret Itinerary - it says collect tickets from ticket office (?) one hour before. Where is the ticket office located, front of building, side of buiding? Where do I go to start the tour assuming I collect the tickets? Thank you
13 June 2017|
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Response from Jangar10 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about a ticket office! We met a rep at the front of the building by a bridge! For our tour Think it depends on who you pre book with. Enjoy the tour we did
Hi, We are wanting to do Secret Itineraries Tour, and my research does say unsuitable for wheelchair users. I realise many steep, narrow stairs are involved, but can anyone help and advise if these stairs have hand rails? I have difficulty with stairs if no hand rail is present, but really would like to do tour.Any help greatly appreciated
10 June 2017|
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Response from Neville S | Reviewed this property |
Ps.... I found the tour operator very helpful, try messaging them before booking?