Probably the most famous and iconic bridges of Venice, certainly the most photographed. It connects the old prison to the Doge's Palace.

Know Before You Go

Lover's are said to be granted eternal bliss if they journey down the canal in a gondola and share a kiss as they sail under the Bridge of Sighs.
The Bridge of Sighs can be best viewed from the exterior via a gondola ride.
You can view the Bridge of Sighs from one of the other interconnecting bridges over the canal or a gondola tour.
Children would enjoy this attraction.
The Bridge of Sighs named by Lord Byron is said to have been the last view which convicts saw before being condemned to prison. Spanning the picturesque canal, the prisoners would sigh at the beautiful view below, savouring their final moments of freedom.

The bridge can be accessed from the Doge's Palace via the Compass room, it is interesting to take a guide to discover more of its unique history.

Key Highlights

It is one of Venice's iconic landmarks which connects the Doge's Palace to the old prison; and contains much history which will tempt you to delve deeper.

Made of striking white limestone with stone-barred windows, it can be viewed from the connection of the Doge's Palace to the prison, or from a gondola sailing down the Grand Canal.

It is believed that a couple sailing under the bridge will find everlasting love.

Map : Bridge of Sighs

Other Venice Top 10 Attractions Near Bridge of Sighs are marked in yellow

Distance of other top ten Attractions from Bridge of Sighs
AttractionDistance
Doge's Palace0.1 Km
Saint Mark's Basilica0.1 Km
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore0.5 Km
Teatro la Fenice0.6 Km
Grand Canal0.7 Km
Gallerie dell Accademia1 Km
Basilica dei Frari1.2 Km
Scuola Grande di San Rocco1.2 Km
Murano2.9 Km

These distances are approximate [As the crow flies]

Review and Feedback on Bridge of Sighs:

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