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23 Apr

Piazza San Marco, Doge’s Palace, Venice, Italy

Piazza San Marco Doges Palace Venice Italy

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Piazza San Marco

Doge’s Palace

First built 9th cent.,

Rebuilt in the 12th, 14th and 15th cent.

Work on the façade as it looks today began in 1424 and was based on the style and decorative motifs of the older waterfront façade. At the far end, on the left as you look at the façade, is the monumental Gothic Porta della Carta (Paper Gateway), the work of Giovanni and Bartolomeo Bon (1438-1442). For eight hundred years the Doge’s Palace was not only the residence of the doge but also the seat of government, and it reflects all aspects of the city’s cultural, artistic, military, political and economic history. The public entrance is now by the Porta del Frumento (Grain Gateway) in the waterfront façade; admission is included in the “Museums of St. Mark’s Square” ticket.



22 Apr

The Dockyard Museum, Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua

Dockyard Museum Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

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On the Ground Floor you can learn about the History and Development of this famous Georgian Royal Navy Yard and the People who worked here.

Upstairs the Military History of English Harbour is told. You can also learn more about Nelson’s stay in the Dockyard.

The Museum is open from 8.00 am until 5.00 pm year round.

There is a well stocked Gift Shop on the Ground Floor.

A Research Library with copies of original documents of the period and a database of Caribbean Naval History is available. Please check with Gift Shop staff if you would like to make an appointment to use the Library.

There is no Entrance Fee, but Donations to support much-needed Restoration and Research may be left in the Barrel placed near the Antigua Sailing Week exhibit on the Ground Floor. Thank you.



21 Apr

Black Cat, Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua

Black Cat Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

Nelson’s Dockyard, being a dockyard, has many cats living there.



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