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Doge's Palace, Venice

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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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  • This place is a must see for anyone who is passionate with arhitecture, art or history. A tour of wonderful paintings followed by a tour of old armory. 
    This place is a must see for anyone who is passionate with arhitecture, art or history. A tour of wonderful paintings followed by a tour of old armory.  more »
  • Allow at least 4 hours Get the Audio (only E5) - makes the tour really live... 'Bridge of Sighs' and dungeons badly signed (you have to go down some steps in a very small corridor) was (for me) the....  more
    Allow at least 4 hours Get the Audio (only E5) - makes the tour really live... 'Bridge of Sighs' and dungeons badly signed (you have to go down some steps in a very small corridor) was (for me) the....  more »
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  • On the pricey side for what you get but it is Venice so everything comes at a premium. Enough things to see and admire to keep you entertained for a couple of hours or longer. Good insight into life when the Palace was fully functioning. I enjoyed it but will not be one for all the family, certainly not at the price. If you like art it is recommended. Some nice views from the top too.
  • 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.

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