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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

704 Dorsoduro, 30123 Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
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Ranked #20 of 218 Attractions in Venice
Type: Art Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: A welcome break from the mixture of Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, Empire, Rococo, glass work and other more traditional styles of Venetian art  is... more »
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I liked that after such an overload of wonderful but centuries old art and sculpture something from the last century was given a wonderful place to be seen and refreshingly so. Also the touristy knick-knacks were less so, and quite different

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The world most delightful art gallery. You feel as though you are visiting your eccentric aunties house, that is if aunty lived on the grand canal and collected art of the most famous surrealists of the early 20th century

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Photos aren't allowed inside but the collection is quite interesting, even for modern art, and the view of the water from the back of the museum is one of the best in Venice. They have a talk that gives an overview of Peggy Guggenheim's life (in English, look for the sign) that is given by an intern reading a script.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Not since my visit to MOMA in New York have I seen such an important collection of art. Included is my first real exposure to the Italian Futurist school of painting. Peggy Guggenheim's personal contact with and promotion of so many iconic artists gives a thread of contextual relevance so the exhibition. We can follow her journey through the evolution... More

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North Herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This collection is like a who's who of art. There are some staggeringly beautiful and important works here, most by people that she actually knew and called her friends. Her galleries in the major cities of the world hosted and maybe introduced, many of the artists who have become synonymous with the 20th century. This is a seriously important collection... More

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Quite honestly this was not on my radar even though I had heard about it. But I happened to pass it so I went in. The collection of art is astounding. It is a small, peaceful museum and there were other exhibits going on. It is well worth a visit. I am so glad I went.

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rio de janeiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful palazzo,splendid collection with quiet gardens and a fabulous view of the canal grande! Do not miss it!

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Cracow, Malopolskie, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Great sculptures, painting and art. World class. The building is attractive as well. Reasonable price (8E). Recommended. P.S. The street (calle chiesa) offers spectacular sight of Santa Maria della Salute's dome just after passing the Peggy Guggenheim Collection site...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Was my 11th or 12thh visit but it was ruined by the Jobsworth girl on the door who made such a fuss about my handbag and camera.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We didn't get to go but just wanted to warn folks that it is closed on Tuesdays. We checked to see about Monday but didn't think about another day possibly being closed. Next trip.

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