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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  • Really pretty interior and lots of information available or to read in each room. We booked online whilst in the queue so we could go in the shorter queue! Loved it in here. Took us a while to get.....  more »
  • due to COVID, we took a tour through the palace, which we will never forget. we were the only ones in this huge palace - no groups, no wiating time, desinfection in each room - and there is a lot of.....  more »
  • Due to covid19, there are no audio guides (which is understandable), but having only 1 information board in each room is not making it better, since then everyone is standing in front and it's...  more »
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  • The Doge's palace is probably the must visit tour in Venice. Especially if you are a fan of medieval / renaissance weapons you should find the armory very interesting, as almost of the armors and weaponry are extremely well-preserved. However I still feel like the high price is not entirely justified (paid 20 euros to enter) and the queue to enter may be quite long, so consider booking online.
  • Absolutely incredible! I'm not much into the touristy museums but THIS PLACE WAS DEFINITELY WORTH IT! Was so amazing to get a feel for and experience how the leaders of Venice governed from here over 500 years ago! Incredible! The architecture, art, and even prison are so cool!
  • Absolutely amazing architecture. It's a huge museum. We spent around 3hrs I guess but it was really worth it. The paintings put up on the wall feel so alive, art work on the ceiling is to die for. Prisons and artillery are interesting. Lot of story for history lovers and people like me;)
  • You can't come to Venice without visiting the Palace. Little I can say that hasn't been said already other than the huge interior rooms really took me be surprise, breathtaking. Nice little armoury too. Book in advance to avoid queues however in November you could probably get away without.
  • Founded in 1340, the Doge’s Palace was the former residence of the Doge of Venice who governed over the former republic of Venice. I found the tour of some of the holding cells or prisons on the lower levels interesting. One of the most famous prisoners was Giacomo Casanova who describes his escape in his biography.

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