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Address: Piazza San Marco | O, 31024 Venice, Italy
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+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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Skip the line ticket is worth it.

Long lines if you don't book a skip the line tour. Also, a lot of stair climbing so wear good shoes. I was impressed how well it is preserved. The walls and ceilings are... read more

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Long lines if you don't book a skip the line tour. Also, a lot of stair climbing so wear good shoes. I was impressed how well it is preserved. The walls and ceilings are beautiful. Even the seats and "throne" are in excellent condition.One of the main reasons you visit Venice.

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Visited the Doge's Palace in May 2017. We went as part of a 'Skip The Line' tour, which was brilliant. It meant we went straight into the Palace without having to queue with the masses. Our guide was excellent. Friendly, extremely knowledgable and really funny. The tour was very interesting and incorporated a tour of the cells in the prison... More 

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Kolkata, India
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The Venice Tourist Card helped us to avoid the long queues to purchase the tickets. Once inside, we decided to check the place out without a guide and was successful. Details about everything is written clearly in English. The place was teeming with tourists who are more interested to take selfies rather than seeing the place which I found quite... More 

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Worth the money €20 each , take your time and allow yourself at least an hour to take it all in and read the history in each room. There is the armoury, the prison, various state rooms and fantastic paintings and ceilings. To actually walk across the bridge of sighs to the prison cells was worth the money alone!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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It was very interesting to see Doggs Palace. There were beautiful statues and paintings. We went to the chambers where prisoners were held. You can see the Bridge of Sigh threw the jail.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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This tour was set up through "Absolute Italy" a tour company I have used in the past and as usual, the guide and complete tour was outstanding. Their guides take subtle ques from the clients and constantly modify accordingly. This small private group tour is the only way to go. While not one of those cheaper Viator tours this is... More 

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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It is worth to see it once for sure. We would like to go inside, but it was too long line, unfortunatelly. Buildings like that shows how rich culture was at those times here.

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very interesting but a lot of walking up and down stairs. Very crowded.. The headsets were confusing could never seem to coordinate with the appropriate room.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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So much better than I had expected - we didn't do the guided tour, just walked around on our own with a good guidebook - which for us was fine; the english-language guide panels in each major room were very clear, and gave more than sufficient information to enable us to understand what we were seeing. The grand council and... More 

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After taking multiple guided tours during our trip to Italy, we decided to tackle Doges’ Palace without a guide. We purchased our entrance tickets from the Correr Museum (located on the West end of St. Mark’s Square, second level), which allowed us to bypass the general admission line. Once inside, we navigated our way around with the help of our... 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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