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La Biennale di Venezia

Ca_ Giustinian | San Marco 1364/A, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 521 8711
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Biennale di Venezia: art or Architecture

Each odd year contemporary art projects occupy the Giardini and Arsenale and each even year you can... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Miha P
,
Maribor, Slovenia
La Biennale takes place only very 2 years

If you want to visit the Biennale place and you will pass in this times you will stay in front of a... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Ralf K
,
Wurzburg, Germany
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Ca_ Giustinian | San Marco 1364/A, 30124 Venice, Italy
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"contemporary art"
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"national pavilions"
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"central pavilion"
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"main sites"
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"thought provoking"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"art lovers"
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"takes place"
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"day ticket"
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"grand canal"
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"arsenale"
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"installation"
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Each odd year contemporary art projects occupy the Giardini and Arsenale and each even year you can admire architectural projects from late May to late November. Exhibition is spread in 30 pavilions, in Rope factory and all around Arsenale. Some young states try to find...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

If you want to visit the Biennale place and you will pass in this times you will stay in front of a closed door. It is not the year in which the Biennale take place, so you will see the pavilions only from out side....More

Thank Ralf K
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The garden is interesting, and Biennale is Biennale. Infortunately the garden is not open emerytów Day :( so you wont have always possibility to see all the buildings.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

My friend had been on staff for a month during this regular massive art gathering and so I was urged to take a look. I don't know if I'd ever go on my own but I was glad I did. The installation fills hall after...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Art Biennale in Venice is a must-see for every art lover. There are pavilions from all over the world to show contemporary art from every country.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The Biennale international art extravaganza takes place every 2 years in a permanent part of Arsenale suburb in Venice. Each nation has a separate pavilion, often featuring one artist, plus there are other pavilions devoted just to a particular artist. We visited various pavilions. Australia's...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

As an overview, the Biennale covers art, music, dance, cinema, theatre and architecture. I go for the art and visit the Arsenale, Giardini and venues ariund the city. The art portion runs from late March to late November in odd years. It is contemporary art,...More

1  Thank windsurfer_2003
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

I don’t know who is deciding what will be exposed, it’s a political horror. There is not even one single painting. Only performance/installation. The Russian pavilion made sense. Other than that mostly ugly stuff. And I thought painting art is about visual pleasure and emotions....

Thank Eastern A
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

If it was produced in therapy classes by people with life changing brain injuries or serious Mental disorders in a secure unit I would not have been surprised. To see it as the product of professional artists is slightly more alarming.

1  Thank Falih
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We spent six hours at the Arsenale trying to digest the myriad of sights and sounds that make up this year’s biennale and came away inspired and refreshed. The following visit to the Giardini was not the same and felt something of an anticlimax although...More

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with
street artists, students, painters, sculptors,
restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and
heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's
collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for
evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries
cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica
buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob
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Response from Ronald B | Reviewed this property |
Venice hotels come in a great variety of styles and prices. So any advice is to be discussed. Stay far away from St Marco square is the best advice for a location: to expensive and crowded. In september temparature can feel... More
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Response from Jeff K | Reviewed this property |
Ideally, you need two days. One for the event in the Giardini and one for the event in the Arsenale. It is normally possible to fit in the other small places dotted about Venice (if you don't mind walking). If you are going... More
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Stay in castello- better access to venues, less tourists and still easy to get to San Marco
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