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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?
- How to get there
- The 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
Booked priority entrance and it took less than a minute to be inside despite most of Venice being packed. It really was amazing inside and not too busy at all. The rooms were amazing in size and decoration our seven year old particularly liked the armoury collection and prison. It was amazing being able to walk across the bridge of sighs. The cafe was actually very good too and had tables with views of punts passing by. Definitely worth a visit.
I have no further comment regarding the tour, however, could I suggest that 2 separate tours are listed during the booking process, one with, and one without the tower climb instead of having to tick a check box in the tour description. Needless to say, we fell foul and were not able to climb the tower.
Excellent tour. The guide was very informative and knew her history and answered all questions with ease. She was also very pleasant and likeable. The only criticism at the start is the TOUR sign was put up a little late so we were a little anxious until we found the right tour group.
Worth it. The fast pass options are great. Additionally you move along much faster as a group and get to hear about amazing history in any down time. Our guide had a few of our group members go rogue and always handled himself with poise and kept the tour moving as much as possible.
Tour was great. Very happy for the 9am start, was hot in Venice. Guide very good. 3 hours is long for me to be in a church or museum but there is a small break in the middle and the guide we had made it very informative and enjoyable.