Doge's Palace - known in Italian as Palazzo Ducale - is considered to be an icon of Venice. The majestic Venetian Gothic style palace was established way back in 1340 as the residence of the Doge of Venice. It was later opened to the public as a museum in 1923 and is presently a part of the Venetian museum network which manages Venice's cultural and artistic heritage. Notable features of the palace include its courtyard, institutional chambers and the old prison - also referred to as piombi. The palace walls are adorned with magnificent paintings by Italian artists such as Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese and also feature medieval sculptures and ornamentations that provide an interesting glimpse into Venice's medieval art. The palace attracts millions of tourists annually and is a must-visit when sight-seeing in Venice.
Tickets cost around €16 for adults
Open from 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. from April to October. Closes at 5:30 p.m. from November to March.
Around 1-2 hours
Adults, Families,Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
The palace architecture and paintings
Though designated prayer facilities at Doge's Palace will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, open space will be available around the palace area to use during prayer times. It is also possible to visit a few of the mosques in Venice such as the Al-Rahma Mosque and Venezia Centro Islamico which are the two main mosques in Venice.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Doge's Palace can visit some of the Halal restaurants in Venice. A few popular Halal restaurants in Venice include Pizza e Poi, SKK Shock Kebab Italy, San Polo Kebab and Doner Kebab which serve a wide range of excellent Halal cuisine.