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Palazzo Grassi

Campo San Samuele 3231, 30124 Venice, Italy
39 41 523 16 80
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Ranked #148 of 213 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
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Beirut, Lebanon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 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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426 reviews 426 reviews
253 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Pallazzo Grassi supposed to host François Pinault art collection is actually pretty much empty. But the Palazzo itself is fan tactics, the architectural volumes gigantic and the view on the gran canal beautiful. But may be not the best use of your time especially in Venice.

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Ottawa, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Love the building (an old warehouse updated by Tadeo Ando) and love the rolling exhibits. A must see in Venice. There is a traghetto (gondola ferry) that crosses over from San Marco for 2 euros per person. Cheap and fun!

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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

A extraordinary and beautiful renovation by Tadao Ando but since the Palazzo has opened the shows have been deteriorating in quality rapidly. The current show by Rudolph Stingel is just a rude and juvenile slap in the face which completely takes away from the experience of the gorgeous Palazzo. They have the place and, I assume, the reserves to host... More

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