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Museo Querini Stampalia

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Address: Castello 4778 | Campiello Querini Stampalia, 30122 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 271 1411
10:00 - 18:00
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In the heart of Venice, near Piazza San Marco, is one of the most...

In the heart of Venice, near Piazza San Marco, is one of the most interesting cultural complexes in the city: Palazzo Querini Stampalia, the home of the Foundation of the same name created in 1868 by Count Giovanni.The Library, with around 340.000 volumes for public use, the Museum with its eighteenth century and neoclassical furniture, an area for temporary exhibitions and the new Auditorium designed by Mario Botta are housed there.

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Lovely museum to visit, lots of art, also a library and cafe. Very central, offers wifi, interesting paintings, worth a visit!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely museum to visit, lots of art, also a library and cafe. Very central, offers wifi, interesting paintings, worth a visit!

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Perchtoldsdorf, Österreich
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Museo Querini Stampaglia, previously an opulent patrizian palazzo of the 16th century, features unusual architectural elements designed by a number of architects such as Carlo Scarpa. Today the museum exhibits artworks and paitings by Giovanni Bellini, Bernardo Strozzi, Giambattista Tiepolo and several others. The useum, rather small sized, has also a library. The entire complex is used for exhibitions of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Not that easy to find, but worth the effort to do so. Presents itself as a "house museum" and that just about sums it up. When walking through the ground floor, with the renovations they've done, I wondered what it was I was going to see. However, the upper floor gives a real glimpse at how the Venetian aristocracy lived... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Venice wears its history and historical power on its sleeve. So much of the public art is about politics and power. If you want to know where the rich and powerful over the centuries went home to kick back, relax and chill with the family, this is the perfect place to go. I do like a manageable sized museum to... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Near campo Santa Maria Formosa, Museum Q S is nicely located far from tourists. A must see: a Bellini, you will look at for hours. Also an interesting presentation of the Q S family who was part of the rulers. The museul shop is worth visiting with high quality, modern design artwork

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

It was quite hard to find this museum so I used my phone to navigate. It beeped outside a building that said it was a library so we kept looking. We discovered later that the library is also the museum we were looking for! There was a strange security man who checked our bags and gave us incomprehensible instructions. Eventually... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I always loved to come here for a drink and a bite. But they raised the prices to almost double. Shame, another one falls of my list of good places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is if course less known than Palazzo Del Doge or Accademia gallery but it is definitely worth the visit. It is a nice break from more famous and very packed Venetian attractions and offers a peek at the real life of wealthy Venetians as well as a good collection of art. This is the actual residence of one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Not easy to find this museo but the effort is repaid in spades. Bellini's Presentation at the Temple is one of the masterpieces of 15th century Venetian art (wrongly but understandably attributed to Mantegna until the early 20th century) and virtually the first piece on display here. In addition to a substantial art collection, the furniture and furnishings of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I just visited the ground floor and gardens to see the work Carlo Scarpa has done - and it's just so beautiful! The level of detail is astonishing. Well worth a visit for anyone really, a must for architecture fans. The Mario Botta part is a disappointment in my view though....

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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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