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Address: Piazza San Marco | O, 31024 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +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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Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours

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The art and decoration in here is unbelievable. Everywhere you look there are huge paintings, golden ceilings, decorated walls. Some of it very old. Walk across the Bridge of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The art and decoration in here is unbelievable. Everywhere you look there are huge paintings, golden ceilings, decorated walls. Some of it very old. Walk across the Bridge of Sighs to the prisons which are fascinating too.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the palace with my girlfriend it was amazing so much to see and the ceilings were amazing some of them made the cistine chapel look like a paint by numbers can't come to Venice without checking this place out

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Evenings best time to visit, cooler, nice lights and listening to the musicians at the various restaurants. Well worth a visit at night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went on the Secret Itineraries tour to view the administrative offices, torture chamber and prisons (including the ones that held Casanova). Fascinating to contrast this side of the palace with the extravagantly decorated rooms in the public areas, which are breathtaking indeed, with masterpieces by Tintoretto (Il Paradiso) and Veronese of particular note. Interesting to see the reverse side of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

19 Euros for one ticket is quite expensive, but the views inside the palace grounds and rooms are lovely. Spent about 1 hour to see everything. Probably worth 8 euros max.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very Large palace with lots of empty rooms, the prison area was maybe the most interesting area and traveled across the bridge of sighs makes a full set now after the bridge sighs Cambridge and Oxford

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great walking around the palace. Loved the architecture not so keen on armoury .loved walking through the prison but felt for the poor prisoners,it was freezing cold dark and damp.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An outstanding tour. Well described on an audio guide. Some breathtaking works of art to absorb, including the biggest canvas ever displayed. The architecture is way ahead of its times. The political system represented SHOULD have ruled for another 1000 years but........... They introduced "COUNCIL OF TEN" which met in secret to speed up government and.......... Gross corruption and occult... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the first stop on our 9 day tour of Italy. We had a very knowledgeable local guide who pointed out many unusual things about the palace that we would have overlooked if we had been on our own. The ceilings were especially stunning. We saw it from top to bottom and walked over the "Bridge of Sighs".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Doges' Palace is a wonderful place to see. Not only are the rooms fabulous, but the art is incredible too. This is a place that is a must see in Venice.

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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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