Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

(4.4/5 based on 5,500+ reviews on the web)
Peggy Guggenheim Collection features the some of the American heiress' personal collection of modern art, which she began displaying in the 1950s. Guggenheim was married to artist Max Ernst and served as a patron to a few of his contemporaries. The gallery includes works by Picasso, Dali, Pollock, Duchamp, Kandinsky, Tanguy, Mondrian, and others. The property also has a sculpture garden. This impressive collection is housed in an 18th-century palace that served as Guggenheim's private home for nearly 30 years. The museum, on the Grand Canal, attracts nearly half a million art lovers each year. Save time by booking your tickets online well in advance. Work out when and for how long to visit Peggy Guggenheim Collection and other Venice attractions using our handy Venice tourist route planner.
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  • During early February 2017 we tried to go here, as it sounded like a great place to view art, but it was closed for renovations, so you should check before you go just in case. 
  • We would have expected a concentrate of art as is that of the works on display at the Guggenheim! The story of this lady who has collected and donated to Venice of the masterpieces like those exposed in particular white building overlooking the Grand Canal!
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  • Everything is perfect. First hospitality professional and smiling, then this big House overlooking the canal wide and majestic with a little zen in the garden, after the works: contemporaries that confused some regulars to works Renaissance in Venice. Magritte (just a) beautiful Picasso (5) including swimming, Dali and Max Ernst (her husband) etc. etc. of his daughter also Pegeen Vail. Peggy Guggemheim ashes are buried in the garden beside those of his 15 beloved dogs. Visit splendid, this home includes everything what was the life of this great art collector. €15 the pricey entrance certainly but the price of the vaporetto...
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  • An engaging collection from a number of notable artists. The outside spaces are beautiful, even in bad weather. The space is compact and gets busy quickly - we recommend arriving early to see some pieces in a quieter atmosphere. It would have been great to have more information about each piece or Peggy herself in the way of a guide, but without a doubt a definite must-visit.
  • 15 euro unless 65+ then 13. Written guide is 5 euro, audio guide is 7 euro. I got audio guide and would recommend written. It was crowded. There are sofas to linger in some rooms but mainly house is small and you are standing on top of the artworks. Be sure to walk outside on terrace facing canal and linger in patio. I wish I had time to have a coffee and absorb the atmosphere in the café but did buy wonderful earrings and souvenirs in gift shop. Memorable visit.
  • One of my favourite museums/collections that I've seen anywhere in the world. Very nicely selected pieces and laid out in a nice fashion. The location itself is lovely with a great view and patio out onto the canal.
  • Excellent selection of modern art in a fantastic location. €15 cover is reasonable and the gallery wasn't too busy when we went. Highly recommended!
  • Small but crammed full of treasures. It's always very interesting to see works that have been selected lovingly, rather than what conventional galleries feel are important. The space is gorgeous and we nearly cried seeing the shrine she made for her dogs. Brilliant gallery.