Punta della Dogana in Venice
Punta della Dogana in Venice | photo by tiseb via Wikimedia Commons

Punta della Dogana

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Great views over the lagoon and St. Mark's Square

The Punta della Dogana is a contemporary art museum in Venice that exhibits artworks from the François Pinault Foundation, one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the world.

Occupying a triangular tongue of land where the Grand Canal meets the Giudecca Canal, the former customs house, dating back to the 15th century, reflects this triangular shape in its design.

The building was restored by minimalist Japanese architect Tadao Ando (who also restored Palazzo Grassi), funded by French billionaire and art collector, François Pinault. The structure today is simple and pared-back retaining the characteristic layout of a warehouse. The space is divided into nine halls arranged transversely, complete with exposed brick walls, wooden beams and polished concrete floors.

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Dorsoduro 2, Venice, Italy
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Opening Times

Closed on Tuesdays

Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
Sunday 10:00 - 19:00

Last admission 60 minutes before closing time.

Closed on 24, 25 December

How To Get There

Bus : Vaporetto (water bus) line 1, “Salute” stop

Facilities
  • Café
  • Bookshop
  • Free audio-guide

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Past Exhibitions

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