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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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Was so cool! We were on a tour so we got to learn a lot of history which made it much more interesting.

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was so cool! We were on a tour so we got to learn a lot of history which made it much more interesting.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stunning place and must see in Venice. Beautiful halls, gorgeous buildings, excellent museum, a litlle overpriced but worth it. Historical city based on a water, unique with fantastic architecture, I repeat must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must vidit for every soul going to Venice. The paints displayed at each of the rooms makes it look like a real museum!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing structure. It shows you the the power that the Doge had in Venice. If possible purchase your tickets before you arrive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a guided tour of the Doge's palace, including the "Secret Itineraries" tour on our first day in Venice. We were the first people admitted to the prsion that morning (part od sceret itineraries) so for much of the time we felt that we had the building to oureselves, it was quite amazing. The tour of the old prison,... More 

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

We was there during the festival (of masks I think) It was extremely busy but you could still get about and see the buildings,

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Geraldine, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is also in the square , amazing to see, a must see. Check to See what else is on the day you are there because loads of tourist can hinder your viewing.

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

Built of four sides round a huge quadrangle this is another must-see building in Venice. It is laid out in such a way that you can trace the history of the City and this grand building up to the unifiction of Italy. Ths State rooms are impressive. Be aware that the direction of travel round the building is largely from... More 

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Swan Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic architecture, so pleased we saw this, as the queues were so long we just took in the perimeter of the building and that had to do, rather than spending a lot of time to queue to get inside.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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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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