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Doge's Palace, Venice

4.7
#1 of 88 in Museums in Venice
Must see · Architectural Building · Specialty Museum
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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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  • It is so much bigger than we expected! Making it an even better experience. Definitely recommend paying a visit. - If you buy a ticket online you can skip the line for a little more. We thought... 
    It is so much bigger than we expected! Making it an even better experience. Definitely recommend paying a visit. - If you buy a ticket online you can skip the line for a little more. We thought...  more »
  • We had a private guide to take us around the Doges' Palace and was worth it. Our guide pointed out not only did they point out the most important items but the stories behind them. 
    We had a private guide to take us around the Doges' Palace and was worth it. Our guide pointed out not only did they point out the most important items but the stories behind them.  more »
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  • Amazing place but also very busy. Definitely recommend to get your tickets upfront or through the Venice pass. We were standing in line for about 15 minutes on a Thursday. Was mainly because of the safety and security measures. Was definitely worth it. The visit itself took as about one hour.
  • Pictures and videos can't even begin to capture the essence of this building. Amazing experience. It actually helped me get a better sense of how powerful Venice must have been during most of it's 1100 year history as a Republic, in the midst of empires and kingdoms ruled by hereditary aristocratic families.

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