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Palazzo Grassi

Campo San Samuele 3231, 30124 Venice, Italy
39 41 523 16 80
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Ranked #128 of 216 Attractions in Venice
Type: Museums, Art Museums, History Museums
Description: This monumental marble mansion of the Grassi family on the Grand Canal, is now a world renowned art and history museum with a 600-seat garden theatre.
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I went out of my way to make it to this gallery - was excited to see the special exhibit by irving Penn (outstanding experience - so well displayed and explained in English as well as italian signage) . But even without this special installation, the palazzo was a real treat. Got some amazing photos too (they are permitted in... More

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Brussels
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana (check combined tickets) are the brainchilds of the French art collector François Pinault, who owns one of the biggest collections of contemporary art in the world. A small part of the collection is exhibited here in Venice through changing exhibitions. It is simply contemporary art of the highest quality in a stunning setting. The... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was a highlight of our trip. The contemporary art at the Palazzo Grassi was definitely accessible for those who aren't particularly into art. The light exhibition is one of the most interesting I've seen with some really intriguing pieces. I would certainly recommend a stop at the Palazzo Grassi over the other art museums in Venice.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

nothing inside some picture of animales that's all and some lighting nothing speciale better to fo something else with the money

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San Francisco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This turned out to be a real highlight of our visit to Venice. As much as we loved seeing all the art of pre 20th century Italy, it was so refreshing to come upon this gallery of more contemporary work, Also, a chance to get away from the crowds and feel truly welcomed to view the exhibition.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This Palazzo has gone through many changes of ownership since it was built in the mid eighteenth century and is currently owned by a French entrepreneur who uses the building as a changing display, modern art gallery, in a very impressive setting. When we arrived in the City we discovered that one of the three current exhibitions related to Irving... More

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Belgrade
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This place has nothing to do with art, pointless instalations and works of "art" better spend your money for something more usefull and enjoyable

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Located in Gran Canal, this is a grand building of white marble. Inside, there are art exhibitions (didn’t quite enjoy it) and also an open-air theatre

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Made a quick visit to this awe inspiring space and I wonder what it must have been like back in the day? Room after room. The work on view was by Rudolf Stingel and I am not too sure about it but the space is amazing although it is expensive to pop in (15 Euro).

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I'm going to separate the building and it's aims from the exhibit that was on when I was there. It is a fantastic building, easy to get to. A brilliant venue for art. Worth a visit. The exhibition that was on at the time saw the entire interior swathed in carpet with the printed image of another carpet on it.... More

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