Punta della Dogana, Venice

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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. Put Punta della Dogana at the forefront of your travel plans using our Venice day trip planner .
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  • A different way to look at Venice. A special feeling stand on the tip of Customs almost suspended in the middle between two seas. The view is 360 panoramic of the entire lagoon. It is worth getting there on foot to see beautiful places but far from the tourist crowds. Ideal for those who love photography.
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  • It was the first time I visited this Art Gallery and I was blown away! We had just spent the morning in a disappointing Biennale but that eased my spirits. What an amazing art collection! Of all the g...  more »
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  • Elegant view of Venice from there. It's worth a walk and spend time there. Sitting on the edge of canal. Very nice place for take a photo and view of some small island. Highly recommend.
  • Nice view from there, quite peaceful, not so many people around as usually.
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