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Biennale di Venezia

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Address: Giardini-Arsenale | San Marco 1364/A, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Worth going - but choose by theme/year.

We went over two leisurely days, and enjoyed the exhibition very much, but not as much as simply being in Venice!

Reviewed February 24, 2017
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get off at Arsenale stop for a walk through the gardens and wide tree lined avenue. Plenty seating areas along the way

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice little gem at the end of the main island. We spent less than an hour here. Nice park with a nice view and breeze. It was not crowded and it looks like a place locals visit often.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

We went over two leisurely days, and enjoyed the exhibition very much, but not as much as simply being in Venice!

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 27, 2017

One of the mornings my son, my wife and I decided, to walk all the way to the end of Venice main island. It was totally worth it. After the Arsenal there was this gorgeous park, my son found a playground there, we all had nice time and great photos. Not everybody go there, but I will say it is... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 2, 2016

Not many tourists make it down as far as here.Great place for a leisurely stroll.Still plenty to see and do, just not at a frenetic pace.

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed November 28, 2016

The visit to the Biennale Architecture 2016 inspired everyone to think about our environment, different cultures and our home. The different pavilions represent countries and their architectural needs all over the world. The Biennale area is partly located in old warehouses at the water - great atmosphere!

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Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

A bit scruffy and neglected and not sure what the attractions were, but hey ho canny to walk there and back in the winter sun. Not a must see though

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Reviewed November 14, 2016

Biennale Architettura 2016. Next year will be Art! So great- now I want to see it every year. It closes end of November though. We specifically visited Venice as a friend had an exhibit in one of the collateral events.(see separate review Palazzo Mora). We are not architects or design folk but really enjoyed the Arsenale and the new concepts... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

The Arsenale alone is worth a visit to view the history of Venice's maritime empire. Inspiring architectural exhibits from around the world offering insight to current work, theory and how architecture is providing solutions for our world in times where sustainability, housing shortages, and limited finances are the brief.

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Hadera, Israel
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Reviewed November 8, 2016

I have visited the Biennale in November. i think it is really interesting to see how different countries are facing the question of reporting from the front. while some deal with the challenges of influx of immigrants flying danger zones and in urgent need of shelter, some deal with the need to create more recreational space in super built cities.... More 

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Staying in Castello

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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