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Venice Sights

Punta della Dogana

Updated 11/13/2013

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Funded by the billionaire who owns Christie's Auction House, the François Pinault Foundation had Japanese architect Tadao Ando redesign this fabled customs house—sitting at the punta, or very head, of the Grand Canal—and now home to a changing roster of eye-popping works from Pinault's collection of contemporary art. The streaming light, polished surfaces, and clean lines of Ando's design contrast beautifully with the brick, massive columns, and sturdy beams

of the original Dogana. Even if you don't visit the museum, be sure to walk down to the punta (point) for a magnificent view of the Venetian basin. Check online for a schedule of temporary exhibitions.

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Sight Information

Address:

Punta della Dogana, Venice, 30123, Italy

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Phone:

041-5231680

Sight Details:

  • €15, €20 includes the Palazzo Grassi
  • Wed.–Mon. 10–7. Last entry 1 hr before closing.

Updated 11/13/2013

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