The Doge's Palace Tourist Attraction

The Doge's Palace

Native: Palazzo Ducale

The Doge’s Palace (PalazzoDucale) is the main landmark of Venice and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Dating back to 14th century, the building has served as the residence of the Doge for many years. The facades of the building are enriched by sculpture and reliefs that have religious and political significance. Nowadays visitors can visit the Doge’s apartments, courtyard, loggias, institutional chambers, armoury and prisons. During your visit, you will pass through the rooms used by the main judicial bodies at the times of the Venetian Republic. The tour ends with New Prisons that are linked to the Palace by the Bridge of Sighs. The bridge was built in 1614 and its famous name dates back to the times when prisoners who were taken to the cells could get a last glimpse of the lagoon through the small windows on their way.

Contacts

Address:
Piazza San Marco 1,
30124 Venice, Italy
Coordinates:
45° 26′ 2.04″ N
12° 20′ 24″ E

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