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Palazzo Grassi

San Marco
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Address: Campo San Samuele San Marco 3231, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 041 240 1308
10:00 - 19:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The museums part of Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana

are currently...

The museums part of Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana

are currently closed to the public. Both museums will reopen on April 9, 2017.

Inaugurated in 2006 and 2009, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are two contemporary art museums. Renovated by Japanese architect Tadao Ando they present personnal and collective exhibitions. Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana aim to share with the public the extraordinary Pinault Collection and to strengthen the priviledged relationship the institution has developed with artists, especially thanks to works specifically conceived for its exhibition spaces. Since May 2013, the Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi complements this artistic and cultural programme. Conceived by Tadao Ando, this 225-seat auditorium offers a wide range of events - conferences, concerts, screenings - that underline the will to establish a dialogue with a Venetian and international public.

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Molto bello

Wow! Such a BEAUTIFUL palazzo. Restored to all its grandeur. The ceilings, marble floors and overall structure are just perfect to house these contemporary works. The Sigmar Polke... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Part of Damien Hirst's 'unusual' new exhibition is here in this palazzo on the Grand Canal. Some, but by no means all of it, is extraordinary.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful setting for one of the most ambitious exhibits in some time. Damien Hirst's show is amazing in concept and scope. A must see in Venice.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a stroke of serendipity that we found ourselves in Venice at the start of Damien Hirst’s first full exhibition in ten years so this was the icing on the cake for our much anticipated return to La Serenissima. Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable is a mind boggling collection of artefacts purportedly raised from the wreck of... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Please Ignore all and any negative reviews, the best Euro 18 you can spend in Venice. What to do instead, look at an olde master that is similar to many others around the world - I cannot understand what anyone sees as better value here than the mind-challenge that Damien presents....just stretch your mind for an hour and you will... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Extraordinary exhibition of Damien Hirst. To do absolutly if you like modern art inside this wonderful palazzo

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is amazing. One must visit it no matter what is being exhibited. The Damien Hirst exhibition is split into two venues. One in Palazzo Grassi and the other one in Punta Della Dogana. The artwork in Palazzo Grassi was very good, compared to the pieces exhibited in Punta Della Dogana. The ticket price is €18 per person, but... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Damien Hirst exhibition in this incredible venue. The exhibition is stunning and the Palazzo Grassi is the perfect building to house it. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Wow! Such a BEAUTIFUL palazzo. Restored to all its grandeur. The ceilings, marble floors and overall structure are just perfect to house these contemporary works. The Sigmar Polke exhibit was wonderful. Better than expected. And just stunning in this gorgeous building. The air conditioning was an added bonus. Include this stop on your "must see" list.

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was one of the last great palazzos built on the Canal Grande in the late 18th century. Unlike the interior of Ca' d'Oro, which resembles simply a modern gallery, the architect who converted ithe Grassi into a gallery has managed to retain much of the original splendour of the building, including the wonderful ceilings and wall paintings. We went... More 

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Reviewed 10 July 2016

I came here to see the Sigmar Polke exhibit. I was stunned by the quality of the work, the three-floor individual retrospective that was beautifully presented. The architecture of the Palazzo is a real gem, beautifully worked and painted ceilings and marble floors and walls. Great contrast between contemporary art and Venezia's history. Ticket was 15 euros and there was... More 

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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.
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