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Doges' Palace, Venice

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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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  • I bought tickets online so I wouldn't have to wait in line, and was able to walk right in. Very nicely kept palace, fantastic artwork. My husband really enjoyed the armory, and it was cool to walk ove...  more »
  • How beautiful! If you love to see ornate and extravagant decorating and construction, you'll love this place. I was skeptical when I bought the ticket but well worth it.... my 2 teenagers loved it too...  more »
  • Passing through San Marco square you cannot miss the Doges palace which is connected to the temple. The architecture thrills you and it definitely worths your time  more »
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  • This palace seems to be the only place in Venice that preserves the lasting memories of the once powerful and influential Most Serene Republic of Venice. With the city itself now heavily commercialized, this is definitely the place to go if you are seeking Venice's rich history, the cunningness of Venetian businessmen and politicians in their skills of designing a political system that lasted for a millennium without interruptions; the masterful utilization of limited resources and manipulation of domestic affairs; as well as the unique maritime mercantile culture Venice developed over the centuries. The entrance to the Palace is included in a combo ticket (which costs 40 euros, 13 euros if you have Rolling Venice pass) which includes all 3 civic museums of San Marco's Square.
  • Amazing, a must go if you are visiting Venice. Similar to st marks bascilica, both were amazing. Doge's palace was much bigger. I highly recommend going without a tour guide like I did, you get spend a lot more time where you would like to...
  • Buy the ticket online because the line is long. I think the Doge Palace is interesting b/c it gives you the history of Venice (Doge was the elected duke/president of Venice) and it's a really pretty palace with famous paintings. You can to walk across the Bridge of Sigh (you can only look at it from the outside).
  • Breath taking all around this area. Very busy all day best to visit first thing in the morning
  • I recommend you go on the secret tour so you can get a bit more of the history and see more of the palace as well. This place was one of the highlights of my trip to Venice.