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Palladio Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Museum includes a history of Palladio along with copies of his books and a background on him as a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laguna Beach, California
A must for architecture buffs--but maybe not a mustsee for others.

We were visiting Vicenza specifically to see Palladian villas, so this was a great addition to our... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2018
Columbia, Maryland
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a museum-workshop: this new kind of museum features not only works of art but also the experts who describe them.a museum in movement: having installed the hardware (a system of dynamic lighting for the spaces, video projection systems, showcases...more
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Contra' Porti 11, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
+39 0444 323014
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 16, 2015

My husband is obsessed by Palladio. He was so thrilled to finally visit Vicenza and to actually see all the buildings he designed. This museum provides background about Palladio as well as about the buildings he designed. Entry is included in the Vicenza Musuem Card....More

4  Thank luvroma2
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

This museum has not found it's strength. It seems to want to appeal to both novices and experts, but really does not satisfy either type of visitor. I have a fairly solid knowledge of Palladio, and have visited many of his villas and churches in...More

3  Thank BackAtLast
eli742013, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Palladio Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2014

I am sorry you didn't like our museum. I agree it now lacks a biographical section on Palladio that would appeal to novices, and we are indeed working on it. The Slot Villa video is either much loved or totally disliked by our visitors, there...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saved the Palladio Museum for last but should have visited it first, because it would have helped us appreciate his buildings more. The museum contained some well-executed scale models of Palladio’s major buildings, with cutaways revealing the interiors. One exhibit featured a copy of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum includes a history of Palladio along with copies of his books and a background on him as a person and his philosophy. Most impressive are the models of his buildings and how they relate to the architects he influenced. We followed this up with...More

Thank TerryfromToledo
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The Palladio Museum is housed in the Palazzo Barbarano, of Palladio's design. It has exhibits about Palladio's work as well as more general architectural topics. Although we are not architecture experts, we had a wonderful time.

2  Thank FactotumDellaCitta
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This will be of interest to fans of Palladio as well as novices to his work who just want to learn the basics of his 'grand designs'. The models around the different rooms really brought to life his achievements. A must see part of the...More

1  Thank PrinceofPort66
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Not a bad museum, but it lacks something. In fact the entire way Vicenza presents the history of Palladio lacks something. There are no Palladio walks (showing you the different buildings), the city tourist maps are inaccurate. The museum is in a Palladio Villa -...More

Thank j0seph0d0n0ghue
Reviewed June 26, 2018

We were visiting Vicenza specifically to see Palladian villas, so this was a great addition to our trip. It is a small museum in one of Palladio's buildings, without "artifacts" from Palladio's life, but with good biographical details & terrific models of many of his...More

3  Thank Manningjen
Reviewed June 26, 2018

We were expecting something more from this building. After the impressive and vast amount of stairs we had to negotiate to get to the top we discovered that there was a lift round the corner out of sight of the entrance desk. Not a good...More

Thank LindylooCleveland
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Go here first, then visit Palladio's buildings. The staff was very open to answering our queries. Do listen to the virtual commentaries, they are brilliant additions to the curation. Where else can you get the greatest academics on architecture to comment on one of the...More

2  Thank Global-Villagerr
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Located in the centre of the beautiful city of Vicenza, the Palladio is definitely worth entering and doing the roof top walk. Stunning views across the piazza, city and the hills. Interesting exhibits - we caught a fabulous architecture exhibition. Worth stopping at and climbing...More

Thank Kathleen O
Reviewed June 7, 2018

good drawings and models of the main buildings. The young staff were very helpful and the details were in English

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