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Top sights in Venice
The Doge's Palace, now a famous museum, was once the seat of power of the Venetian Republic. With its ornate Gothic facade, beautifully frescoed interiors, and gilded ceilings, it's a wonder to behold – here are five of its architectural highlights.
Filippo Calendario, the mastermind sculptor and architect, designed the gorgeous columned arcade in the palace's facade and also sculpted many of its marvellous statues.
One of Venice's most famous landmarks, this enclosed bridge was a passageway for convicts leading from the interrogation rooms inside the palace to the prisons across the canal.
Built to impress, this staircase with an opulently gilded stucco ceiling offered visitors a majestic entrance to the Doge's apartments on the upper floor.
Lavishly decorated with ornate ceilings and fireplaces, the Doge's apartments also hold a priceless collection of Renaissance paintings by the likes of Titian and Giovanni Bellini.
Designed to showcase the magnificence of the Republic, this large hall is full of artistic masterpieces, including Paradise by Tintoretto, the largest oil painting in the world.
If you want to make the most of your visit to the Doge's Palace, taking one of the tours is a good idea. Not only is it the best way to discover all about the rich history that ran its course within the walls of the palace, but it also offers access to some otherwise restricted areas. Note that some of the more popular tours may require booking in advance.
If you're over 65, don't keep it to yourself – make sure to say so when buying your ticket, you'll enjoy a €7 discount!
- When should I visit?9:00 AM - 7:00 PM on Sundays to Thursdays. Open until 8:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays
- Is it expensive?Around €16, but prices depend on the time of year.
- Will I need a guide?Recommended!
- How to get thereThe Doge's Palace can be found on St Mark's Square.
- Additional information
- Flash photography is not permitted inside the museum.
- Backpacks and other chunky items must be left outside with a clerk, free of charge.
What people are saying about Doge's Palace
Francesca was very knowledgeable and very pleasant and kind. We learned a lot on the tour. Wonderful experience overall!!
This was the only (paid) tour I chose in Venice during a 5-day stay, and I believe I couldn't choose best. St Mark and Dodge's Palace are two of the most crowded spots in Venice, and we went during the first times in the morning skipping the line guided by Therese, a well-knowledged art historian. We had a good insight to the history background of these attractions and had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views from St Mark's terrace. As an art historian myself, I felt that this tour is worthy of every penny spent. Thank you, Therese! I'll recommend you in the future to all my friends.
We loved this tour! A behind the scenes look at Doge’s Palace with a very knowledgable guide, Sabrina. Very worthwhile and an added bonus of being able to go behind the alter at St. Marks was amazing. Perfect amount of time!
These 2 attractions have long lines and cam be overwhelming. Having our English speaking guide made everything much easier and kept us entertained and informed when we did have to wait on the Groups Line for Doges Palace. We learnt things and saw things we would not have seen or known without the guide. Both buildings are glorious in their own way. Guide was very informative but also fun. Recommend this highly on sp many levels.
3 hour tour of the Palace and Basilica with fast track entry included. Tour was in English with audio headset. The distance is very moderate 1 mile total with some stairs.