Palazzo Grassi, Venice

3.6
#15 of 87 in Museums in Venice
History unfolds at Palazzo Grassi, a peach-colored 18th-century palace that sits along Venice's Grand Canal. Its academic Classical architecture starkly contrasts with the Byzantine Romanesque and Baroque Venetian styles of the neighboring palaces, a testament to its 1772 completion, which made it a latecomer among palaces on the canal. It features a formal façade of white marble and lacks the lower mercantile openings of its counterparts. The building has served as an art gallery since its restoration in 1983, currently housing the personal art collection of François Pinault, a contemporary art enthusiast. While the building's historical significance is preserved in its exterior, the interior has been completely renovated in a modern design. Take a tour of the building to see the ever-changing contemporary displays exhibited over three floors of the former palace. By using our Venice trip itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Palazzo Grassi and other attractions in Venice.
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  • Palazzo Grassi, the historic home of the Grassi family in Venice, is what you would expect of a grand palazzo with its central courtyard and baroque staircase. The palazzo is now a centre for...  more »
  • The Luc Tuymans show is fascinating (though it really makes sense only with the info booklet, so do pick one up) But the air conditioning is so ridiculously cold I left early - unpleasant for...  more »
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  • The word stunning is all you can use to describe this wonderul palace and its neighborhood. It is a place one must see to understand and the art is also quite interesting. Each time one visits Venice one is able to see some interesting new things. It is a stop that one should make on a visit to this wonderful destination
  • Superb renovation. Over described exhibition. All words and little painting.

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