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. Put Punta della Dogana at the forefront of your travel plans using our Venice day trip planner .
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  • Linked (not only by the single entrance ticket for the 2 sites) to the philosophy of Palazzo Grassi and the Pinault Foundation, an exhibition of contemporary artists, linked by the poetry of Etel Adnan, which focuses on the political, urban, historical and sociological context. The vision of artists trying to understand a world that is getting faster and faster.
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  • This is the second time we’ve visited for the exhibitions housed in this wonderful building. On our visit yesterday, we were intrigued and entertained by the wide variety of installations. As it was o...  more »
  • Here you can sit on the ground and observe the ducal palace, the shore of the slaves, the transit of the imparcations on the great canal ... an incomparable spectre!
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  • Elegant view of Venice from there. It's worth a walk and spend time there. Sitting on the edge of canal. Very nice place for take a photo and view of some small island. Highly recommend.
  • Nice view from there, quite peaceful, not so many people around as usually.
  • Modern art! Well I just dont get it. In my opinion 20 euros to the garbage. The building is nice but nothing else. Dont spent your time and money here
  • Beautiful gallery space inside designed by Tadao Ando
  • Many thanks to this gallery! It always saves my soul from the suffering of Venice Biannual
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