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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

704 Dorsoduro, 30123 Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
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Ranked #15 of 197 Attractions in Venice
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This satellite gallery of the famous Guggenheim in New York occupies the 17th-century Customs House in Venice, featuring modern and contemporary works of art.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This home of Peggy Gugenheim has been turned into a lovely intimate museum full of her collection of art from the early 20th century. The courtyard is also full of interesting sculpture to sit and enjoy.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

this would have to be the most spectacular modern building in venice, the art is inspirational and quite fresh. We enjoyed the relaxing vibe and you can hang out in the gardens.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately I picked the weekend when Venetians were able to visit for free - so it was very crowded, though the museum had taken the trouble to apologise for this on prominant notices at the entrance. The range of world famous art here is staggering for what is a very small gallery set on the edge of the Grand Canal.... More

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Gt Yarmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The art and sculptures always fascinate us when we visit. Always something different to see. There are a couple of talks given each day, one about Peggy and the other about some of the exhibits.

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almeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Her ashes are buried , alongside all those of her dogs ( listed chronologically ) , in the delightful garden of her unpretentious canal side home. However the spirit of this avid collector of modern art seems to be everywhere and makes the whole experience a happy event , she clearly loved Venice and being among her treasures. The pictures... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the visit . Tranquil outer space and sculptures . Very appropriately placed in the garden. From my point of view Alexander Calder's sculpture which was at the back of P Guggenheim's bed was the best piece .

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

First, my warning: if you're not a fan of modern and postmodern art, you'd be better off avoiding the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. However, if you're adventurous and/or appreciate 20th century and 21st century art, don't miss this museum. Located on the Grand Canal not far from the Accademia Bridge in Peggy Guggenheim's former palazzo, the Collection offers pieces by many... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The home and garden of Peggy Guggenheim, we all owe her a debt for her collection of superb art, furniture and garden. Its location is in a wonderfully arty part of Venice and worth a real wander to admire the arts and crafts on display and for sale. The Gallery is not only the home of great art but as... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This Art Gallery only has average - super modern art, and the entry fee is expensive. There are better things to see / do in Venice.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The experience of seeing Brancusi and Jackson Pollock and the grand canal all at the same time, while listening to Peggy's stories in the audio guide is always worth going back again and again.

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