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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

704 Dorsoduro, 30123 Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
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As featured in 3 days in Venice
Ranked #20 of 215 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Fort William
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We're not really into ultra-Modern Art, and some of the exhibits left us scratching our heads, but it was interesting nonetheless. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Its a beautiful view across the canal, if its a sunny day spend a few minutes sucking up the scenery, i wished have another few hours to pass there. The museum is ordinary compared to the rest of venice, not worth the money! But the canal is!

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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Modern art is not really my cup of tea but this is a stunning collection. My partner, who is more of a fan, would have spent all day here if we had let him. It is in a lovely building and whilst a small collection, there is no doubting the quality of the exhibits.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Visited this place twice now it certainly didn't disappoint. There's some famous pieces in here and some lesser known. I think it;s good to know a little about Peggy Guggenheim and the history of the place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Loved the collection. Wish we had given ourselves more time. We spent the first hour in the visiting show and then unfortunately ran out of time for the Guggenhiem colledtion itself. Give yourself a few hours. Loved the old photos in the cafe as well.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Small, out of the way museum located in Peggy Guggenheim's old mansion. I'm not a modern art fan, but I was pleased with the quality and depth of the amazing art that she collected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Collection of surrealist and modernist works. It was founded by one of Venice's most colourful expat residents, Peggy Guggenheim, whose father went down in the Titanic, leaving her a fortune. Also worth to know a bit about this "surrealist" women!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A beautiful palace, perfectly maintained, situated at one of the best locations in Venice, filled with one of the best collections of 20th century art in the world... The entire experience is amazing, walking through the beautiful rooms, enjoying all those masterpieces, Francis Bacon, Picasso, Dali, Max Ernst... When in Venice... you definitely have to visit this museum

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a fantastic museum. Take the vaparetto here since it is about a kilometer to the Academia bridge. Get here early, because it can get busy. The cafe is quaint with fantastic pictures that P.G. Took in her younger days along with other artists. Unfortunately, many of the photos are blocked by the cafe visitor's heads. Other then that,... More

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Redondo Beach
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Not only was the collection small with not too many memorable works, the staff told us we needed to leave our umbrellas at the front door leading into the main hall in the umbrella bin. When we finished our tour, our umbrellas were stolen! Not only would the manager not do anything about this - he just wanted the whole... More

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