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Palazzo Grassi

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Address: Campo San Samuele 3231, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39 41 523 16 80
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Description: This monumental marble mansion of the Grassi family on the Grand Canal, is...
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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Contemporary Art in An Old Buildings

I had a great time at this museum. It has an unusual system; the whole museum exhibits only one artist at a time. When I went, they were showing the works of French artist Martial... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had a great time at this museum. It has an unusual system; the whole museum exhibits only one artist at a time. When I went, they were showing the works of French artist Martial Raysse. Some of his experimental works were very intriguing, yet some were definitely not his best. Despite that fact, the staff were very kind to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Living in Florence, you are surrounded with the Renaissance. Which is great a lot of the time. But not all of the time. If you are interested at all in contemporary art, this is a great exhibition space with a great collection. Again, it is contemporary / conceptual art. If you are someone who has uttered or thought, "My kid... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Palazzo is a truly beautiful building which we appreciated without enjoying the modern art on display. The staff, at the ticket office were particularly unhelpful, and when the wrong ticket was purchased, due to their incorrect advice, were really grumpy and almost rude. Not a good experience.

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Barcelona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It was a pity since the quality of city exhibition was so poor You can enjoy this wonderful building but keep away from is it exhibition

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a sister gallery to the Punta Della Dogana and we visited both on a recent trip to Venice. We enjoyed this exhibition much more. A stunning building and a wonderful exhibition of sculpture, paintings, prints and installations displaying brilliant technique as well as a wicked sense of humour. Don't miss the video in the café.

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Fabulous lobby exhibit/experience only to be followed by a wonderful Irving Penn show of depth and breadth.

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

PALAZZO GRASSI from MR. FRANÇOIS PINAULT GROUP OF VENICE MUSEUM'S specially GROUND FLOOR+ 1ST STAGE is as well a fantastic experience for the young and newest art in the world. Again Thank you mr. PINAULT. PARIS authorities were very stupid not giving you emplacement's to make those 2 museums. The impact of them is the same when POMPIDOU CENTER OPENED... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

As with so many of Venice's grand old residences, the Palazzo Grassi has reinvigorated itself as an art space for large-scale exhibitions. Currently (November 2014) it houses a major retrospective of American photographer Irving Penn that ranks among the finest visual arts presentations we've ever seen, as well as a colossal set of installations, the best of them being Doug... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were recently here for the Irving Penn exhibition which is fantastic but the Doug Wheeler white light installation is really fun. It's a space bathed only in white light where, as you enter, you totally lose perspective of where you are and how far you can go. If you're in Venice and the installation is still there, don't miss... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Palazzo is a wonderful building on the canal next to the San Samuele waterbus stop. It houses changing exhibition with include film, materials and photographs. We loved the Irving Penn exhibition. It has a café and a shop.

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Address: Address: Campo San Samuele 3231, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39 41 523 16 80
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.