Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Venice

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Venice is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Venice a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Venice.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Venice:

  1. Grand Canal

    #1 of 76 Art and Cultural Attractions in Venice
    Grand Canal

    Tags: Outdoors, Waterfront, Architecture

    Address: Grand Canal, Venice

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Nearly four kilometres long, this canal is the lifeline of Venice’s water traffic (of private boats, vaporetti (water buses), and the gondolas), and one of the prettiest sights in this pretty ci...Read more

  2. St Mark's Square

    #2 of 76 Art and Cultural Attractions in Venice
    St Mark's Square

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Walking Area, Square

    Address: Piazza San Marco, Venezia, Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace all grew up together the ninth century onwards. Once, it was only a little square and chapel! Throw in a canal and a dock...Read more

  3. Saint Mark's Basilica

    #3 of 76 Art and Cultural Attractions in Venice
    Saint Mark's Basilica

    Tags: Church, Architecture

    Address: San Marco, 328, Venezia, Italy

    Timings: 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details

    The name ‘Church of Gold’ is well deserved. This magnificent Byzantine building is the most opulent, elaborate and lavishly designed/decorated/gifted building in all of Venice. And until t...Read more

  4. Doge's Palace

    #4 of 76 Art and Cultural Attractions in Venice
    Doge's Palace

    Tags: Palace, Architecture

    Address: San Marco, 1, 30124 Venice, Italy

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Palace, like its accompanying basilica, was built large to showcase Venice’s indomitable power. The city was ruled from this seat for over a hundred years, and despite its obvious wealth, th...Read more

  5. St Mark's Campanile

    #5 of 76 Art and Cultural Attractions in Venice
    St Mark's Campanile

    Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Observatory, Tower

    Address: Piazza San Marco, 30124 Venezia, Italy

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    This Baroque Tower is undisputedly Venice’s most recognisable landmark. That’s why the city won’t let it die. Since the first tower was erected in the 10th century, it’s been r...Read more

  6. Peggy Guggenheim Collection

    #6 of 76 Art and Cultural Attractions in Venice
    Peggy Guggenheim Collection

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum, Exhibition

    Address: Dorsoduro, 701-704, 30123 Venezia, Italy

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The American heiress Peggy Guggenheim made collecting tasteful art and hosting seasonal exhibitions a habit of hers. She lived here, at the 18th century Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, for over 30 years, an...Read more

  7. Rialto Bridge

    #7 of 76 Art and Cultural Attractions in Venice
    Rialto Bridge

    Tags: Outdoors, Bridge, Architecture

    Address: Sestiere San Polo, 30125 Venezia, Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Soaring over the Grand Canal, and connecting San Polo and San Marco, the Rialto Bridge is Venice’s pride and joy. After several wooden bridges in the medieval ages collapsed, Anthony da Ponte to...Read more

  8. St Mary Of The Friars

    #8 of 76 Art and Cultural Attractions in Venice
    St Mary Of The Friars

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: San Polo, 3072, 30125 Venice, Italy

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This church, also called the Frari, is practically an honorary basilica. The Franciscans built in Italian Gothic style. It’s big, made of brick, and dedicated to the Assumption. It was completed...Read more

  9. Church Of San Giorgio Maggiore

    #9 of 76 Art and Cultural Attractions in Venice
    Church Of San Giorgio Maggiore

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Heritage Building

    Address: Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30124 Venice, Italy

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm Details

    This 16th-century Benedictine basilica sits on the island that shares its name. It’s beautiful: classical renaissance, white marble, with a proud bell tower, right in the middle of a blue lagoon...Read more

  10. Scuola Grande Di San Rocco

    #10 of 76 Art and Cultural Attractions in Venice
    Scuola Grande Di San Rocco

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Campo San Rocco, 3052, 30125 San Polo, Venezia VE, Italy

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    So there’s two deals happening here: one is a dedication to the evergreen Tintoretto, and the other is a church. Tintoretto was actually commissioned to paint for the church, and most of the wor...Read more

  11. Basilica Of St. Mary Of Health

    #11 of 76 Art and Cultural Attractions in Venice
    Basilica Of St. Mary Of Health

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Address: Fondamenta Salute, 30123 Venezia, Italy

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    They decided to build this Baroque church when the prayers against’ the plague were apparently heard and delivered. It took nearly half a century to build, but at the end of it, they had one of ...Read more

  12. Ca' Rezzonico

    #12 of 76 Art and Cultural Attractions in Venice
    Ca' Rezzonico

    Tags: Museum, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Dorsoduro, 3136, 30123 Venezia, Italy

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    As often happens when attempting to construct palaces in Europe, the builders died (1649) before completing the project. It’s subsequent owner left the building only his name. After being used a...Read more

  13. St. Mark's Clocktower

    #13 of 76 Art and Cultural Attractions in Venice
    St. Mark's Clocktower

    Tags: Landmark, Watch Tower, Architecture

    Address: Piazza San Marco, Venezia, Italy

    Timings: 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm Details

    Like the rest of the buildings in this opulent square, the clock tower had only one real purpose: to impress. Built in the last decade of the 15th century (and much repaired and altered since), the bl...Read more

  14. Castello Area

    #14 of 76 Art and Cultural Attractions in Venice
    Castello Area

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Garden, Park

    Address: Calle Figher, 4365, 30122 Venice, Italy

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Castello district of Venice is one of the oldest parts of the city of Venice. The place is famous for the Church of San Pietro di Castello and the Arsenale, the ship-building yards of the Venetian...Read more

  15. Artigianato D'arte Di Vianello Mauro

    #15 of 76 Art and Cultural Attractions in Venice
    Artigianato D'arte Di Vianello Mauro

    Tags: Arts And Crafts, Workshop

    Address: Calle dei Morti 2251 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy

    Timings: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    When Mauro got into the glass business, he decided it was all or nothing. These days, his customers decide for him, as, day after day, he produces some of the most marvellous glass craftsmanship you&r...Read more

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