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Punta della Dogana, Venice
(3.7/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • In my opinion, absolutely mandatory, gorgeous views. You only have to include in their plans that the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, located right next to the pass is closed from 12 to 15. and so this part of the visit before noon or after 15-this
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  • Preparation well done, some of the works on show impressive. Some examples: We are in Yucatan and every thing of unpredicted Cerith Wyn Evans, Untitled (iron Shovel, lumini, shovel copper) by Pier Paolo Calzolari, Untitled (Human Mask) has video of Pierre Huyghe, Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawing # 343, the two large tapestries Of what is, that it is; of what is not, that is not of Goshka Macuga, the complex installation Almost Objects: My Room is a Fish Bowl, AC/DC Snakes, Happy Ending, the time of the postman, Opalescent acrylic glass podium, Disklavier Piano by Philippe Parreno, sulture Young Man and Fish – Slip of the Tongue by Charles Ray, the series of photographs innocents by Thomas Schütte. Recommended!
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  • On the occasion of an exhibition of modern art, I found myself in this magnificent place, out of the usual destinations. Combine wood and glass and walls in bricks with an extraordinary elegance. Spacious and luminous rooms on different floors. Here any artwork can shine. Available lift. Excellent organization for access to all kinds of audiences. Congratulations! Go for it!
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  • Incredible art gallery. The space is vast and fantastic and the art installations thought provoking and well curated in individual spaces. It has all the scope and majesty of the Tate Modern in London but is quiet and peaceful enough to actually allow you to contemplate the art. Coincidentally I was at Phillippe Parreno's turbine hall exhibit at the Tate Modern today - it was good, but the area is rowdy and like a creche for children - nowhere near is good as being alone with his installation here. One of the highlights of my Venice trip.
  • Amazing contemporary architecture in an old custom house. Great collection of contemporary art.
  • La Punta della Dogana is a great example of a magnificent restauration. The place is beautiful, with large spaces perfectly adapted to welcome works of art equally interesting.
  • Architecturally this is a marvel. What a fantastic restoration. But the artwork was ridiculously bad. The creative director should be thrown into the Lagoon!
  • Beautifully renovated building, terrible collection.