Doge's Palace

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  • Address: San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 11:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-0412715911
  • Ticket Price: 33 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture
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The Palace, like its accompanying basilica, was built large to showcase Venice’s indomitable power. The city was ruled from this seat for over a hundred years, and despite its obvious wealth, there’s barely any fortification to the palace, as if the Doge was unconcerned of harm. The architecture is distinctly Venetian, and departs from the styles of most medieval palaces. Highlights and must sees include:

  • Lower loggia and upper solid walls (An inversion of architectural tradition.)
  • An elaborately ornamented exterior.
  • The Porta Della Carta, entrance to the palace, from where important announcements were read out to the public.
  • The Scala dei Giganti – stairs leading to the Doge’s chambers.
  • Sala del Collegio, the room where the doge met ambassadors.
  • Grand Chamber Council on the second floor, with Tintoretto's wall length masterpiece "Paradise".

You’ll also tour through the courtyard, the institutional chambers, the doge’s apartments, the prison and the armoury. From the Doge’s Palace, you can actually access the famed “Bridge of Sighs”.

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Doge's Palace Travel Tips

  • Access to this attraction will be combined with your visit to Pallazo Ducale (Doge’s Palace).

Entrance Ticket Details For Doge's Palace

EUR 10

  • For children from 6 to 14 years.
  • Students 15-25 years; Escorts (max. 2) for groups of children or students.
  • Citizens over 65 years.

Free entry for:

  • Residents of Venice.
  • ICOM members: 0 to 5 years
  • Disabled people with escort.
  • Licensed guides and interpreters.

How to Reach Doge's Palace

From Piazzale Roma:

  • Line 1 stop Vallaresso or San Zaccaria
  • Line 2 Giardinetti stop
  • Line 5.1 or 4.1, San Zaccaria

From the railway station of Venice Saint Lucia:

  • Line 1 stop Vallaresso or San Zaccaria
  • Line 2 Giardinetti stop
  • Line Line 5.1 or 4.1, San Zaccaria

From Venice Lido:

  • Line 1 stop Vallaresso or San Zaccaria
  • Line 5.2, San Zaccaria

  • Caffe Florian
  • Caffe Quadri
  • Ristorante Quadri

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  • Doge's Palace Address: San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Doge's Palace Contact Number: +39-0412715911
  • Doge's Palace Timing: 08:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Doge's Palace Price: 33 EUR
  • Best time to visit Doge's Palace(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Doge's Palace: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 71.71% of people who visit Venice include Doge's Palace in their plan

  • 26.83% of people start their Doge's Palace visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Doge's Palace

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

91.6% of people prefer walking in order to reach Doge's Palace

People normally club together Saint Mark's Basilica and The Phoenix Theatre while planning their visit to Doge's Palace.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Doge's Palace Reviews & Ratings

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    On 11-Jan-2019

    I was not amazed by this but it was ok.