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Doges' Palace, Venice

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 15,000+ reviews on the web
Take a behind-the-scenes look at how Venice used to be run at Doges' 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. Put Doges' Palace and other Venice attractions into our Venice itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A tour of the Doge's Palace provides more than a visit to sumptuous rooms lined with great art. With a good guide (we had a great guide) you learn much more about the Venetian Republic, how the Doges ...  read more »
  • The Doge was a representative State "President" without power, but certainly with much diplomatic influence. That the richest power was once the Venetians that one sees today. Great paintings anywhere, and gold.
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  • Can tell you all about the history of one of the world's most beautiful cities, or visit the famous bridge of sighs. No matter what you choose... it will be worth guaranteed!
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  • If you only visit one museum in Venice, let this be it! While the Basilica is often overrun (but still must see), the palace is much less crowded and packed full of great history, beautiful rooms, and more. Get the audioguide to get the most of it. Great activity for the hot hours of the day.
  • It's a pretty interesting place, full of history and relics of one of the most influential Venetian families. The staff however could really use either some time off, some retirement, or some manners... I was supposed to be able to get in free with veneziacard thing I bought, but the lady refused accept it or even explain what the issue was. Ended up paying to go in to something I was told would be free.
  • What makes me give a bad review is the attitude of a cleaning lady of the restroom at the ground floor. My mom used the wash basin there to brush her teeth after we had lunch at the cafeteria. She is wearing braces. Anyone who has received orthodontic treatment would know that you must brush your teeth every time after you eat when your teeth are wearing braces. My mom always makes it as quick as possible when she brush her teeth at public restrooms, especially when there are a lot of people waiting in line. She HAS TO brush her teeth. But the cleaning lady keeps yelling at her THE WHOLE TIME. My mom doesn't speak any foreign language and she was SCARED. I didn't go to the restroom with her so I didn't know this until we came back to our hotel room. If I was there, I would have made a formal complaint about the lady's attitude, which makes an ADULT SCARED. It's the second time I visited here because my last journey to Venice was a very pleasant one. But I doubt if there will be a third time. We've met some friendly people this time as well, but sometimes one person could ruin the whole beautiful memory. This is exactly how impressions about a place is ruined.
  • Doge’s Palace was incredible!!!  I haven't experienced anything like it ever in my life.  The Palace is absolutely astounding; the architecture is mind boggling land, it's uncomparable to any other palace or historical land mark I've seen.  If you're in Venice you must enjoy this outstanding piece of Vennian history.
  • Must see place in Venice: Beautiful architecture and paintings. But most of all, prison part was unbelievable! You can enter the palace with all-in-one tickets from Museo Correr, which has relatively shorter ticket lines than the palace.
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