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Museo Correr

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San Marco
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Address: Piazza San Marco San Marco 52, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 240 5211
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Museo Correr is situated in the ex-Royal Palace in Piazza San Marco and...

Museo Correr is situated in the ex-Royal Palace in Piazza San Marco and includes the Napoleonic Wing and the Procuratie Nuove. It was created out of the art collection which Teodoro Correr left to the city in 1830 and offers various tours: from the neoclassical rooms, with sculptures by Antonio Canova, to historical collections on the city’s institutions, urban history and daily life. The picture gallery, one of the most fascinating collections of Venetian painting from its origins to the early 16th century, includes works by Lorenzo Veneziano, the Bellini family, Carpaccio, Cosmè Tura, Antonello da Messina and Lorenzo Lotto, displayed in an interesting layout by Carlo Scarpa.

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We Brits tend to forget just how much the ravages of war have denuded the grand palaces of Continental Europe. So this building has little of the furniture or furnishings that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Purchase advance tickets when you get tickets for the Basilica. Pace yourself. The building is huge and covers centuries of history. Therefore, there's a bit for every taste - armories, maps and globes (of the 14 and 1500's), sculpture and painting of the Renaissance, Hapsburg and Napoleonic apartments, etc.. If you get tired, you can have a seat and drink... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We Brits tend to forget just how much the ravages of war have denuded the grand palaces of Continental Europe. So this building has little of the furniture or furnishings that you would expect of a British stately home. What it has, however, is some beautiful sculptures and a very real opportunity to gain an insight into the wealth and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely and relaxing museum, more low key than other St. Marks's square attractions. If you are planning a trip to both this museum and the Doges' Palace, I highly recommend buying your museum pass here. The lines are short and, with the pass in hand, you can skip the line at the Doges' Palace and head to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant museum we visited after buying a ticket to palace that included this - wasn't sure but so glad we went - exhibition on the flood prevention measure of MOSEs after 1966 was brilliant

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is located in the Napoleon wing at St. Mark's square and buying a combo ticket includes Dodge's pakace. The collections include neoclassical rooms, historic artifacts about Venice's life and culture, and great pieces of Venetian paintings until the beginning of 16th century. The museum is spacious and quiet and represents a great escape from the hustle and bustle... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wouldn't call this a must see, but it is part of the Doges palace combo ticket and if you are doing the palace, then it definitely enhances what you see there. I'd say they kind of go together.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were slightly put off visiting by an old description that this was an archaeological museum. Fortunately, having the Venice Museums Card, we investigated further and were pleasantly surprised. There is indeed an archaeological collection, but there is much more besides including the historic interiors of when this was the palace of Emperor Francis I and Empress Eugenie, decorated in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good overview for lovers of Venetian history and art. You have to go inside to appreciate how large and extensive this L shaped building is. Afterwards, walk around the building on the outside to find the nice garden one can see from some of the open windows. The best part for us was having lunch at their restaurant, which offered... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, I'll be honest. I was in San Marco plaza and needed a restroom. Usually I'd have gotten an early lunch to use one at a restaurant, but almost everything is a open counter place with no internal seating (and no restroom). The musuem is located at the opposite side of San Marco plaza from the Cathedral. It worked out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a beautiful palace which under Napoleonic Rule was occupied by Emperor Francis I and Empress Eugenie. The rooms were well furnished and in each room there was an information sheet in English, so that it was easy to appreciate the decor.

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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