Palazzo Grassi, Venice

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History unfolds at Palazzo Grassi, a peach-colored 18th-century palace that sits along Venice's Grand Canal. Its academic Classical architecture starkly contrasts with the Byzantine Romanesque and Baroque Venetian styles of the neighboring palaces, a testament to its 1772 completion, which made it a latecomer among palaces on the canal. It features a formal façade of white marble and lacks the lower mercantile openings of its counterparts. The building has served as an art gallery since its restoration in 1983, currently housing the personal art collection of François Pinault, a contemporary art enthusiast. While the building's historical significance is preserved in its exterior, the interior has been completely renovated in a modern design. Take a tour of the building to see the ever-changing contemporary displays exhibited over three floors of the former palace. By using our Venice trip itinerary builder , you can arrange your visit to Palazzo Grassi and other attractions in Venice.
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  • everything is in tune with l box sign Stark; the attentive service style until a tasting wine, as beautiful as good dishes special, finally worthy of this name rice crunchy and tasty risotto; addition to the pitch but justified. (even the toilets are star)
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  • I visited Damien Hirst's exhibition here: grandiose ... engaging! the palace ... what to say? a charm! the breathtaking view!  more »
  • Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable: Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, Venice, from 9th April until 3rd December We visited this place by accident :) We were walking around in the maze c...  more »
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  • Any exhibition in this place; visit! It is an experience. Staff usually nice; although they can become wuite unreasonable at times in an awkward way. Never mind them. Enjoy yourself.
  • Saw Damian Hirst's amazing Treasures show. Absolutely fantastic. Great space.
  • The building is a work of art itself! The beautiful building also shows amazing work from some of the worlds top artists. One also has a long flexible time period to use the tickets purchased (one time of course) but you don't have to use the tickets the day you buy them.
  • Gorgeous imposant building. Impressive how the Damian Hirst collection was exposed.
  • Saw Hirst's Unbelievable treasures. Brilliant show, well curated.

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