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Doge's Palace, Venice

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Take a behind-the-scenes look at how Venice used to be run at Doge's Palace, which once served as the residence of the doges, the city's chief magistrates. Regarded as a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture, the palace is now a popular museum, attracting more than 1 million visitors each year. Works by such artists as Titian, Veronese, Tiepolo, and Tintoretto fill the interior. You can explore the monumental council chambers and richly decorated residential suites where major decisions affecting the city's fate were once made. Look in on the grim prison cells where the doges' political opponents were often locked away. A ticket for the nearby museums also grants access to this palace. Explore your ticket options online, and book well in advance to avoid standing in long lines. Our Venice trip itinerary planner makes visiting Doge's Palace and other Venice attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We visited on a rainy sat in Venice and we had pre-booked the secret itineraries tour which was amazing! Luckily enough there were only four of us on the tour (can be up to 25 so we were just lucky... 
    We visited on a rainy sat in Venice and we had pre-booked the secret itineraries tour which was amazing! Luckily enough there were only four of us on the tour (can be up to 25 so we were just lucky...  more »
  • It's hard to imagine the wealth and power of certain figures in history. Here you'll find both on display as you tour headquarters of The Doge in Venice. 
    It's hard to imagine the wealth and power of certain figures in history. Here you'll find both on display as you tour headquarters of The Doge in Venice.  more »
  • This is a very beautiful palace and the architecture is one of the most magnificent in Venice. Lots of history about this place. It is a museum inside and you can see many interesting art works... 
    This is a very beautiful palace and the architecture is one of the most magnificent in Venice. Lots of history about this place. It is a museum inside and you can see many interesting art works...  more »
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  • On the pricey side for what you get but it is Venice so everything comes at a premium. Enough things to see and admire to keep you entertained for a couple of hours or longer. Good insight into life when the Palace was fully functioning. I enjoyed it but will not be one for all the family, certainly not at the price. If you like art it is recommended. Some nice views from the top too.
  • The amazing wealth of the Venetian city state is on full display in this museum. Much of it must be seen in person to appreciate the scale and mastery. This is a must see experience if you travel to Venice. There is so much history behind every piece of art work and artifact. You can spend many hours going through them. There are also guided tours offered by local guides, who can give you in depth history lessons.
  • Outstanding beauty, absolutely worth a visit. The path is marked by the ropes so it's easy to go through it without missing anything and getting lost. I'd take at least a couple hours to take it easy and enjoy the beautiful art (in particular Veronese) and opulent architecture. I recommend booking in advance and buy priority tickets to skip all queues and waste valuable time in Venezia!
  • Another stunning architecture standing on the floating city. I went with a guided tour and it was such a treat to see the interior. The description given by the expert definitely added way more value to what I saw around the palace. If you love history and art, this is definitely a must do. If your teenage sons or daughters are not interested, just don't force them. (July 2022)
  • It’s worth visiting it especially with a guided tour as there is so much history gathered in this stunning Palace! Majestic and numerous chambers, magnificent paintings, including the biggest painting in Europe - ‘Paradise’ located in the Chamber of the Great Council, golden ceilings - these are only some of the treasures you will see during your visit! We visited also the prison and saw the Bridge of Sighs.

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