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Punta della Dogana, Venice

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Housed in Venice's old customs building, Punta della Dogana is now a contemporary art museum. The name refers to the triangular area of the city where the Grand Canal meets the Guidecca canal, but it has now become synonymous with the building and its art exhibits. Previously empty for decades, the building was restored in 2009 by French art collector François Pinault, whose €20 million renovation showcases the building's "industrial and minimalist soul." Stand at the tip of the triangle, enjoying views of the vast sea ahead and the canals behind, before heading into the building for a look at some of Venice's finest contemporary art. With our custom trip planner, Venice attractions like Punta della Dogana can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is the perfect setting for the extraordinary Damien Hirst art 'spoof' on his imagined 2,000 year old buried treasure haul. The building has huge rooms, allowing the sheer size of many of the scul...  more »
  • Punta della Dogana is located in the old, 15th Century Customs Building, at the junction of the Grand Canal and the Giudecca canal. The museum is currently hosting a Damien Hirst exhibition. There are...  more »
  • A vast building. It is nothing special from outside - except the tower with golden ball at the cape. Inside of the former storehouse is rebuilt to a nice exhibition interior. Great architecture. Durin...  more »
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  • Damien Hurst's exhibit was one of the best I have ever seen. Highlight of my trip to Venice. The building is amazing as well.
  • I went to see the Damien Hirst exhibition, which is simply amazing. The space itself is a work of art, with spacious showrooms, simple, clean and rustic-style inside decorations. The views are also great. This place and the exhibition are the highlight of my recent trip to Venice.
  • An awe inspiring venue for art and cultural experience at the very tip of things
  • Beautiful location, huge space. Nice exhibitions !
  • Amazing Exhibition by Damien Hurst. A must see.