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Palazzo Grimani

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Address: Ruga Giuffa (Ramo Grimani) - Castello 4858, 30122 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 520 0345
08:15 - 19:15
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Mon 08:15 - 14:00
Tue - Sun 08:15 - 19:15

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lovely palace

Beautiful stucchi and decorated ceilings. Imposing palace housing a few statues. Easy to visit thanks to extended opening hours and uncrowded rooms

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maurizio V
Mullumbimby, Australia
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It cost Euros 5 each for us to go into this 'palace' and they are basically empty rooms in quite a bad state of repair. The notes you are given to explain the appropriately 14/15 rooms reveal that all the statues and paintings are elsewhere. There are a only few noteworthy items to marvel at and the floor in the... More 

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Mullumbimby, Australia
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful stucchi and decorated ceilings. Imposing palace housing a few statues. Easy to visit thanks to extended opening hours and uncrowded rooms

Thank Maurizio V
Arlington, Virginia
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I had seen images of one of the rooms of this palazzo-turned-museum, before my visit, and knew I wanted to see it in person. The museum was exceptionally empty while I was there -- maybe 10 other attendees the whole time; I felt like I had it all to myself. Various pieces of art and sculpture are on display, and... More 

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Annecy, France
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We lost ourselves, and ended hier. It was amazing! The reception was super friendly, and it offers lots of discounts

Thank s055
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Venice is full of spectacular, outstanding, wonderful palazzi. Palazzo Grimani is probably not one of them. And maybe this is why it is so interesting. That said, it hosts a wonderful painting by Bosch (temporarily on display at the Galleria dell'Accademia). And a single room alone justifies the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We were fortunate to find some displays of great appeal but it is not always the case. This palazzo is down the Venice equivalent of a side alley (a narrow quiet canal) and you feel the contrast between being in the vast rooms and being hemmed in by other buildings across a narrow slip of water. Beautiful rooms but it... More 

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Kettering, England
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Because this place contains no furnishings, one is able to concentrate on the architectural concept of a Venetian palazzo and examine fascinating decorative details which might well be overlooked if the rooms were full of distracting objects. The building is a monument to the power, prestige and wealth of the Grimani family, of which the visitor is left in no... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Good quality old paintings, architecture in the palace of a previous Doge. Almost no tourist in this place as they rather patronize Rialto next door

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City of Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Palazzo Gramática is a beautiful palace of an important Venetian family and it is really beautiful. As far as the museum is concerned. It is difficult to imagine a more neglected museum where they really put little effort to make it interesting and welcoming. A shame for the management. It is better visited on the first Sunday of every month...... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The building and the rooms at first look like it would not be worth staying long, empty as they are, but we quickly found out that the place is full of surprising and beautiful details. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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