Doge's Palace

Currently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
  • Address: San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-0412715911
  • Ticket Price: 16 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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  • Access to this attraction will be combined with your visit to Pallazo Ducale (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.

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 - 06:00 pm
  • Doge's Palace Price: 16 EUR
  • Best time to visit Doge's Palace(preferred time): 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Doge's Palace: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 90.24% 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
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  • This place is very beautiful first off. If you do a tour which is highly recommended you'll learn and see eye for eye perspective of this area which has so much history. When I say this area has everything it has everything. From food to shopping areas to museums to beautiful views this area has everything you can possibly think of. Definitely a must visit for any vacationers from all walks of life. A definite must visit you wont be disappointed. Where comfortable walking shoes shades and prepare to enjoy.

  • Secret itineraries tour is a must. The regular museum is alright but the guided tour is much more interesting. You’ll see the inner workings of the government building and jails. The stories are also interesting to hear as well. The regular museum is crowded and largely self guided losing some of the interesting tidbits you find on the secret itineraries tour. We were able to get in the 10:40am tour upon our arrival at 10:20am on a November weekday but the tour group was big so I recommend booking this tour in advance, especially during High season.

  • Absolutely stunning. Doge's palace is a must see sight in Venice. It stand next to Saint Mark's basilica. The inside is very well maintained and includes a small armory museum. The decorations look even better in person. Almost every wall is lined beautifully crafted decoration. The murals are some of the best outside of the Vatican. There is a richness here that is not matched to even the Medici estate in Florence. For a little over twenty dollars you can have access to here and to the inside of the Basilica.

  • Of all the places in Venice, this is the one I don't have much to say anything bad about. The place is a marvel. A modern day wonder of the world. Just try to go during a lower rush period so you can stroll without feeling like you have 8000 people waiting for you to move to the next room.

  • Definitely a must visit. The Palace is amazing and can not put it down I words here but what made the visit amazing was the staff and how friendly they are and how much effort they are willing to put in to make sure you have a good time. We had a buggy and was going to store it but the staff insisted that they'll have someone help us with the private lift to get us around. Again, thanks to all the staff who made the experience amazing.

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