7 Best Museums in Venice

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One of the best ways to get to know a city and its history is by visiting its museums. Venice is no exception. Offering a wide variety of art, architecture, and historical artifacts from over a span of time periods, the museums of Venice are bursting with secrets of its past and features of its present. Here are 7 museums in Venice that you should not miss.

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1 Palazzo Ducale

Also called the Doge’s Palace, this palace includes a number of smaller museums that feature stunning Gothic architecture, elegantly furnished apartments, historical prisons, and paintings by artists such as Tintoretto, Veronese, and Titian.

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2 Ca’Rezzonico

This Baroque palace hosts a large collection of art from the 18th century including sculptures, paintings, and decorations. Some of its best features include a grand staircase and collections of artwork from Giambattista Tiepolo and 18th century Venetian artists.

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3 Museo Civico Correr Museum

Filled with art, antiques, and artifacts that tell the story of Venice’s civic history, this museum is a great way to get to know the city. Antonio Canova’s impressive marble statues as well as a collection of artwork featuring the cityscape of Venice make this museum unique.

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4 Galleria dell’Accademia Museum

This museum features striking art originating from Venice itself from artists such as Tiepolo, Titian, Paolo Veneziano, Giorgione, and Giovanni Bellini.

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5 Peggy Guggenheim Collection

A valuable and extensive collection of modern art, this collection boasts of the work from artists including Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, and Jackson Pollock.

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6 Punta della Dogana Museum

Featuring contemporary art from the François-Henri Pinault collection, this museum exhibits a modern twist and is unique from the more historical museums.

 

7 The jewel of Venice Basilica di San Marco

Although not technically a museum, this stunning church showcases beautiful Byzantine architecture along with impressive paintings, sculptures, mosaics, and other decorative elements.

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By paying a visit to these museums, you can gain an even greater appreciation for the city of Venice and all it has to offer. ~ Kalina Davis

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