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The Coolest Museums In Venice You Should Visit

The Coolest Museums In Venice You Should Visit

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The best way to learn about the culture and history of a city is to visit its museums, and Venice has many. The majority of Venice’s museums are located in old palaces, and visitors can see the beautiful architecture while simultaneously having the opportunity to see many famous paintings by Italy’s best artists. Here are just a few of our favorite museums in Venice.

Doge’s Palace

Built in the Venetian gothic style during the 14th and 15th centuries, the Doge’s Palace is a historical museum where visitors can view a wide range of artifacts from this time. The Doge of Venice was one of the most senior elected officials of Venice and was appointed for life during the time that he lived in this palace. Many of the apartments have been recreated and are open to visitors, as well as the prison which is connected to the palace by the Bridge of Sighs. Open April 1 to October 31 8:30am-7pm; November 1 to March 31 8:30am-5pm.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

A modern museum located on the Grand Canal, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection showcases a range of 20th-century art. The museum was built inside the unfinished Palazzo Venier dei Leoni and features a marvelous outdoor sculpture garden. Inside the museum, guests can view many pieces of art from a variety of styles such as cubism, futurism and surrealism, created by famous painters like Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Marcel DuChamp or Joan Miro. Open Monday to Sunday 10am-6pm.

Galleria dell’Accademia

Located in the enchanting south bank of the Grand Canal is the Galleria dell’Accademia, a museum dedicated to pre-19th century artwork. The majority of the paintings present in the museum were created by well-known Venetian artists, such as Bellini, Tintoretto, and Canaletto. Open Monday 8:15am-2pm, Tuesday to Sunday 8:15am-7:15pm.

Museo Civico Correr

The Museo Civico Correr is situated in St. Mark’s Square, making it a popular attraction for visitors to the city who wish to learn more about the history of the city. The museum focuses on the art and history of Venice, as well as its old architecture. Visitors can explore the halls, see the intricate Neo-classical rooms, and wander through the Imperial Apartments from when Napoleon was in power. Open April 1 to October 31 10am-7pm; November 1 to March 31 10am-5pm.

Ca’ Rezzonico

A vision of Baroque architecture from the 1600s, Ca’ Rezzonico is well-known for being the home to many 18th-century works of art. This was a time of splendor in Venice, as well as one of the most influential and progressive seasons of art in Europe. Visitors can walk through the old rooms and find various antique pieces of furniture, as well as many paintings done by famous painters, such as Tiepolo, Longhi and Guardi. Open April 1st to October 31st 10am-6pm; November 1st to March 31st 10am-5pm (Closed Tuesdays).