The Doge’s Palace is a gothic palace in Venice. In Italian it is called the Palazzo Ducale di Venezia. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice. Its two most visible facades look towards the Venetian Lagoon and St Mark’s Square, or rather the Piazzetta. There are a number of nineteenth-century imitations of the palace’s architecture in the United Kingdom, these include the Wool Exchange, Bradford, the Wedgwood Institute, Burslem, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh and Templeton’s Carpet Factory in Glasgow.