Tickets to the Doge's Palace

About Doge's Palace

Doge’s Palace receives visitors daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The time for the last entry is 5:00 PM.

You can visit Palazzo Ducale any time of the year, and it’s an indoor museum. Therefore, you don’t need to concern yourself with the weather conditions.

The best time to visit this museum is on weekdays from 9:00 AM till noon because the number of visitors is lower.

This imposing Venetian Gothic building was the seat of power of the Doge of Venice, the head of the Venetian Republic. Here’s what you can do in this magnificent building:

  • See an architectural masterpiece. The building belongs to the Venetian Gothic style and is incredibly well-preserved. Massive marble columns, intricate decorations, beautiful sculptures – there is a reason this building is one of Venice’s top-tier attractions.
  • Explore the house of rulers of Venice. As times changed, so did Doge’s Palace. It started as a castle before serving as the Doge’s residence, administrative building, and even a prison. You can explore all these changes and roles of Palazzo Ducale alone or in a tour group.
  • Visit marvelous exhibitions and events. Doge’s Palace hosts many events and exhibitions under its roof. The current exhibition, These Writings, When Burned, Will Finally Cast a Little Light, explores contemporary art and how it can speak about universal themes.

Traveling by vaporetto is the best option, and you can reach Palazzo Ducale from multiple locations across Venice.

For example, you can get to Doge’s Palace from Santa Lucia Railway Station by boarding a vaporetto on Lines 1, 2, 4.1, and 5.1. Exit the vaporetto on Vallaresso or San Zaccaria stop for Line 1, Giardinetti for Line 2, and San Zaccaria for Lines 4.1 and 5.1.

Access to Doge’s Palace is part of the St. Mark’s Square Ticket that you can purchase online or on the spot.

Tickets for adults cost €25 online and purchased at least 30 days before the visit or €30 on the spot. Children (6 to 14 y.o.), students, and seniors pay only €13 for online tickets or €15 on the spot.

Taking the tour Venice: Magnificent Doge’s Palace & St. Mark’s Basilica is a perfect opportunity to see Palazzo Ducale, admire the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica, and walk across the iconic St. Mark’s Square.

What people say about Doge's Palace

May 2024
Good audio guide, good voice quality. I'm not sure that a real guide could be so patient and repeat some things as per my request. For sure will try it again.
May 2024
I love it! It was great! Great locations, interesting stories, highly recommended to all! I will recommend this tour to all my friends!
May 2024
Absolutely loved the palace and enjoyed the audio guide too. It was handy also that we could skip the line and get to the palace quickly. Piazza San Marco with all the beautiful buildings and sculptures around is adorable, was great to find out more about it.
December 2022
Great tour! I was satisfied and in a good mood!
September 2019
Very informative and useful to understand this marvelous places without being in a tiresome tour.

FAQ about Doge's Palace

You can order tickets to Doge’s Palace three months in advance at least. The official website is somewhat hard to navigate, and the tickets purchased there are non-refundable. Therefore we suggest booking tickets on our website since it’s easier and you get an exciting tour as well.

We recommend booking tickets in advance since you can save money by purchasing them online. The difference between prices of tickets booked in advance and tickets bought on the spot is significant: €5 for adult tickets and €2 for children, students, and seniors.

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