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Doge's Palace, Venice

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#1 of 391 in Museums in Veneto
Must see · Specialty Museum · Architectural Building
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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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  • A LIAR, idiotic Italian cashier who barely spoke English tricked me into saying that with the Doge's Palace ticket you can also enter the Basilica of San Marco. Scammed me out of €60. After that he... 
    A LIAR, idiotic Italian cashier who barely spoke English tricked me into saying that with the Doge's Palace ticket you can also enter the Basilica of San Marco. Scammed me out of €60. After that he...  more »
  • Stunning building and artwork. Hard to believe that it was a government building and even after all this time you can tell how powerful the doge was. The entry ticket gives you access to the palace....  more
    Stunning building and artwork. Hard to believe that it was a government building and even after all this time you can tell how powerful the doge was. The entry ticket gives you access to the palace....  more »
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  • 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.
  • Genuinely one of the most interesting and beautiful palaces that I have ever visited! It’s got large spaces to spread out from each other, and many displays detailing what each room and item in it was and it’s history (these were in multiple languages). We booked the “skip the line” system and this is highly recommended as we were in the palace in less than ten minutes from when we decided to go in. This was cheap and for the amount of time and the experience that you get from visiting this place, was well worth the cost. It is a must-do activity for anyone interested in the history of Venice.

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