Doge's Palace


in short

Formerly the Doge’s residence and seat of Venetian government, the Palace is seen as the main symbol of Venice. The visit includes council chambers, Doge’s residential apartments, prison-cells and loggias that overlook St. Mark’s Square and the lagoon.
Facciata Palazzo Ducale su Piazzetta S. Marco
© Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia
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Doge's Palace

in detail

The interior of the Doge's Palace - with works by artists such as Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, Alessandro Vittoria and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo – comprises vast council chambers, delicately-decorated residential apartments and austere prison-cells. It also offer unespected tours in the Museo dell’Opera (the "technical office" in charge of all the activities of maintenance and conservation of the Palace) and Secret Itineraries (visible only accompanied by a guide).
Doge's Palace
A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Doge’s Palace is an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions. The structure is made up of three large blocks, incorporating previous constructions. The wing towards the St. Mark’s Basin is the oldest, rebuilt from 1340 onwards. The wing towards St. Mark’s Square was built in its present form from 1424 onwards. The canal-side wing, housing the Doge’s apartments and many government offices, dates from the Renaissance and was built between 1483 and 1565.
Ticket full price: 17,00 eur; reduced: 10,00 eur. School Offer: 5,50 eur. A single ticket valid for the Doge’s Palace, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. This ticket is valid for 3 months and grants one single admission to each museum.
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Visitor entrance

Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco 1
30124 Venice
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Opening Times

08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
From April 1st to October 31st: 8.30 am – 7 pm (last admission 6 pm). From November 1st to March 31st: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm (last admission 4.30 pm). Closed on December 25th and January 1st - The exhibition portal for Europe