Category:  Architecture Photography | Posted: June 19, 2017

in Venice, Italy

the Doge's Palace

by supergold

One of Europe's most beautiful and easily recognizable buildings, the Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) was not only the center of government during the Venetian Republic but also the residence of the Doge. The Doge's first palace was a wretched gloomy wooden fortress with massive defensive towers, and after several fires, the castle was converted into a Byzantine-style palace. The one you see today was built mainly in the 14th century, and the fa├žade overlooking the Piazzetta dates from the first half of the 15th century. Although the palace is now a museum, unlike most museums, these paintings were created especially to decorate the Doge's Palace, not added later. Its art works, interesting history, and iconic beauty make it one of Venice's major attractions for tourists.


Post Type Photography Mixed Media None
cropping, leveling

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