Grand Canal, Trieste

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A navigable canal at the very heart of the city, Grand Canal was built in the 1750s. Part of a new urban plan developed in the 18th century, the canal allowed merchant ships to sail into the town center and unload their goods. Today, you can cross it by two bridges and one pedestrian walkway. A number of important buildings overlook the canal, including a Neoclassical church from the 19th century, and a palace from the same period that now houses a theater museum. Walk to the end of the canal to reach a city square with a large fountain at its center. Work out when and for how long to visit Grand Canal and other Trieste attractions using our handy Trieste trip website.
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  • A small canal quite close to the seafront. It was interesting to watch the large jellyfish in the water. The sides of the canal are lined with some good places to eat along with ice cream shops. It... 
    A small canal quite close to the seafront. It was interesting to watch the large jellyfish in the water. The sides of the canal are lined with some good places to eat along with ice cream shops. It...  more »
  • We found Trieste's Grand Canal to be far from big. It is fairly narrow and only about 650 feet long, but it makes a large contribution to an extremely pretty area of the city. Small motor boats are... 
    We found Trieste's Grand Canal to be far from big. It is fairly narrow and only about 650 feet long, but it makes a large contribution to an extremely pretty area of the city. Small motor boats are...  more »
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  • The canal is not like the canals in Venice. It is however very clear and mostly free of any trash. One cool thing to note is that the canal and bay are full of jellyfish.
  • I loved the time we spent in Trieste. The canal was very pretty, I’m glad we got to visit it on our trip to Croatia.

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