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“Doges were THE rulers of the western world in the 14th century”
Review of Doge's Palace

Doge's Palace
Ranked #2 of 824 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we did not do a whole log of research prior to visiting this attraction in St. Mark's square. Fortunately, we had a personal guide who filled us in with the rich and fascinating history of when Venice was literally the center of the western world. Superb craftsmanship and artistry are everywhere and most of the building has been meticulously restored and maintained. The Palace was self-contained as a government unit and you could be tried, found guilty, and sent to jail all in one place!

Thank S_Chen0720
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Comparing with other museums and palaces in roma and in firenze, ticket price is too expensive. So, line is not long. There's no any very famous thing inside. Just luxury ruler's rooms. And many rooms are under reparing. Disappointed.

Thank Dona_Natasha
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful palace but definitely recommend doing this as part of a tour. You will learn so much more and your experience will be enriched. We visited the basilica as well on this tour that we booked with Walking Tours of Italia. It was not overly expensive and our guide Pamela was wonderful.

Thank Sue- Elise F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, paid for the hidden secrets guided tour small group and you get to cut out the huge wait to get in , really enjoyed it

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite part of Venice! We only allotted ourselves 45 mins but definitely could have used more. The prison and armory were our favorites!!!

Thank Katie L
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