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Gallerie dell'Accademia

Sestiere di Dorsoduro 96 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Accademia is to Venice what the Uffizi is to Florence: a superb repository of the very best of the city's art — The Telegraph

The city's finest art collection, the museum occupies a group of buildings comprising the Lateran convent, church of the Carità and the Scuola Grande della Carità. — Michelin Guide

The greatest collection of Venetian paintings in the world hangs in these galleries founded by Napoleon back in 1807. — Fodor's

The viewable collection of lagoon-city masters, including Paolo Veneziano, Mantegna, Giorgione, Titian, and Tintoretto, doesn't disappoint. — Concierge

Now incorporating a building designed by Andrea Palladio, in addition to its former space, the impressive haul includes works by such top names as Bellini, Giorgione, Tintoretto, and Titian. — Condé Nast Traveler

Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Sestiere di San Polo & Santa Croce (Santa Crose) 96 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The vast sala superiore (top floor hall), with artworks covering almost all the wall and ceiling space, is one of the most incredible sights in Venice. — Travel + Leisure

Against the shadowy backdrop of the Black Death, eerie lightning-bolt illumination strikes Tintoretto's subjects in New Testament wall scenes. — Lonely Planet

Pick up the free leaflet and follow the order in which the impressionistic 16th-century genius carried out the work by beginning upstairs, in the Sala dell'Albergo. — The Telegraph

Jacopo Robusti (1518-94), called Tintoretto because his father was a dyer, was a devout, unworldly man who traveled only once beyond Venice. — Frommer's

This 1478 gem stands out for its Tintoretto paintings, many of them on the ceiling (mirrors are provided so you can see them in detail). — Condé Nast Traveler

Punta della Dogana

Sestiere di Dorsoduro 94 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Large, airy, light-filled galleries that resulted show off impressive work by... artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. — Condé Nast Traveler

Too vast to fit in here all at once, the collection is displayed via a series of long-running curated exhibitions.  — The Telegraph

Here massive installations address deeply personal fixations, including Chen Zhen’s pure crystal versions of his diseased internal organs. — Lonely Planet

A steamlined art exhibition space complete with white, freestanding walls. — Travel + Leisure

An engaging showcase for the contemporary art collection of French multi-millionaire François Pinault. — Frommer's

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Sestiere di Dorsoduro 93 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This collection of modern art with an entire room dedicated to Jackson Pollock’s expressionist splatter-paintings, several of Salvador Dali’s melting scenes, vibrant Kandinskys. — Let's Go

Boasts paintings by Kandinsky... Picasso, and Miró. — Afar Magazine

Not to be missed! — Michelin Guide

You'll feel like a Guggenheim as you take in the heiress's vast inventory of paintings and sculptures while wandering through her former palazzo on the Grand Canal. — Travel + Leisure

When poor little rich girl Peggy Guggenheim's personal art collection was turned down by London's Tate Gallery in 1949, she brought it to Venice. — Concierge

Museo Correr

Sestiere di San Marco 92 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Museo CorrerThe Museo Correr is Venice's civic museum, dedicated to the history of the Republic. — Time Out

Entered via a Napoleonic-era ballroom, the Correr is the museum of Venice, its collection designed to illuminate the history and traditions of this most remarkable of cities — The Telegraph

Want to get the most out of your experience in Piazza San Marco? Museo Correr is a little-known gem on the southern side of the square. — Afar Magazine

Contains remnants of Napoleon's short-lived reign in Venice historic globes, weapons, and works of art by Tintoretto. — Condé Nast Traveler

Napoleon filled his royal digs over Piazza San Marco with the riches of the doges, and took some of Venice's finest heirlooms to France as trophies. — Lonely Planet

Ca' d'Oro

Venice 92 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The 15th-century Ca' d'Oro is one of the best preserved and most impressive of the hundreds of palazzi lining the Grand Canal. — Frommer's

For a break from the art, step through the glass doors onto the balcony, towering over the happening Grand Canal, though your best views will definitely be from the vaporetto down below. — Let's Go

This exquisite Venetian Gothic palace was once literally a "Golden House," when its marble traceries and ornaments were embellished with gold. — Fodor's

The vaporetto is the best way to the see the Grand Canal, to take in its famous palazzi in one great swoop. — Afar Magazine

Ca' d'Oro—also known as the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti—is a treasure trove of artwork collected by the eponymous baron, who devoted his life to restoring this 15th-century gothic palazzo. — Travel + Leisure

Teatro La Fenice

Sestiere di San Marco 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Book tickets for the recently restored 1836 opera house, where you can listen to Verdi and Puccini's masterpieces in their home country. — Travel + Leisure

The city still remembers well when the famous Teatro La Fenice went up in flames ... in a completely renovated hall performances now follow a regular schedule. — Frommer's

Superb concert hall with its green ceiling, stucco work and caryatids, as well as its foyers lit by Murano chandeliers and decorated with phoenix-themed tapestries. — Michelin Guide

The opera is not most students’ idea of nightlife, but if you love shrilling arias, the tuxedo life, and €250+ tickets, go right ahead. — Let's Go

Still looking magnificent after its lengthy post-fire restoration, La Fenice opera house is a small gem of super-ornate gilt and curlicues. — Concierge

San Giorgio Maggiore

Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Solar eclipses are only marginally more dazzling than Palladio's white Istrian marble facade. — Lonely Planet

Designed by Palladio, the dome’s intimidating height will astonish you, yet the simplicity of the structure will calm you in this cool refuge from the heat. — Let's Go

The island of San Giorgio Maggiore is not on the main tourist circuit and this is part of its charm. — Michelin Guide

This unique spot cried out for a masterpiece. Palladio provided it. — Time Out

This church sits on the little island of San Giorgio Maggiore... two epic paintings by an elderly Tintoretto,. — Frommer's

Santa Maria dei Miracoli

Sestiere di Cannaregio 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The small and exceedingly attractive 15th-century Miracoli has one side of its precious polychrome-marbled facade running alongside a canal. — Frommer's

Arguably one of the most exquisite churches in the world, Santa Maria dei Miracoli was built in the 1480s to house a miraculous image of the Madonna. — Time Out

Tiny yet harmoniously proportioned, this Renaissance gem, built between 1481 and 1489, is sheathed in marble and decorated inside with exquisite marble reliefs. — Fodor's

A miracle indeed — The Telegraph

One of the earliest and best examples of Renaissance art in Venice. — Michelin Guide

St Mark's Basilica

Sestiere di San Marco 90 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

On the top of every first-time Venice visitor's must-see list, this Byzantine cathedral never fails to impress. — Condé Nast Traveler

The brick basilica is clad in patchworks of marbles and reliefs from Syria, Egypt and Palestine – priceless trophies from Crusades conquests and battles with Genoa. — Lonely Planet

The facade of Saint Mark's Basilica is superb, the interior will leave you in awe. — Michelin Guide

Entering St. Mark's Square from its western end and suddenly confronting this glittering, magnificent Byzantine cathedral has been the oh-wow moment for countless Venice visitors. — Concierge

The architectural style for the sumptuously Byzantine Basilica di San Marco, replete with five mosquelike bulbed domes, was borrowed from Constantinople. — Frommer's

Ca' Rezzonico

Sestiere di Dorsoduro 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Now a museum dedicated to 18C Venice (Museo del Settecento Veneziano). — Michelin Guide

Today the upper floors of the Ca' Rezzonico are home to the especially delightful Museo del Settecento (Museum of Venice in the 1700s). — Fodor's

Baroque dreams come true at Baldassare Longhena's Grand Canal palace, where a marble staircase leads to gilded ballrooms, frescoed salons and sumptuous boudoirs. — Lonely Planet

Ca’ Rezzonico is overall an impressive, pallazzo-turned-museum to add to your list. — Let's Go

The Museum of 18th-century Venice is a gleaming (if somewhat chilly) showcase for the art of the Republic's twilight years. — Time Out

Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni

Venice 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The scuole (schools) were part lay confraternities, part guilds, part charitable foundations, which flourished in medieval and Renaissance Venice — The Telegraph

Venice's cosmopolitan nature is evident in Castello, where Turkish merchants, Armenian clerics and Balkan and Slavic labourers were considered essential to Venetian commerce and society. — Lonely Planet

The small interior has... a masterpiece by Vittore Carpaccio, who is inextricably linked to this place. — Michelin Guide

At the St. Antonino Bridge (Fondamenta dei Furlani) is the second-most-important guild house to visit in Venice. — Frommer's

Founded in 1451 by the Dalmatian community, this small scuola was, and still is, a social and cultural center for migrants from what is now Croatia. — Fodor's

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St. Mark's Square

Venice 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

One of the grandest, most confusing and certainly the most exotic of all cathedrals in Europe, Basilica di San Marco is a grand treasure-heap. — Frommer's

This grand showpiece square beautifully encapsulates the splendour of Venice's past and its tourist-fuelled present. — Lonely Planet

The Museums of St Mark's Square pass... covers the Doge's Palace and the Museo Correr trio of museums, plus one other civic museum of your choice. — Time Out

This 40,000-square-foot piazza remains "the drawing room of Europe"—as Napoleon called it. — Condé Nast Traveler

When Napoleon and his army descended on Venice in 1797, the French general described this immense open public space—almost 40,000 square feet—as "the drawing room of Europe". — Concierge

Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

Sestiere di Dorsoduro 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Generally referred to as "La Salute," this crown jewel of 17th-century baroque architecture proudly reigns at a commercially and aesthetically important point. — Frommer's

This magnificent Baroque church, queening it over the entrance of the Grand Canal, is almost as recognisable an image of Venice as St Mark's or the Rialto bridge. — Time Out

A monumental sigh of relief, this splendid domed church was commissioned by Venice’s plague survivors as thanks for salvation. — Lonely Planet

This flamboyant church at the mouth of the Grand Canal—all round exterior, vast dome, and scalloped flourishes around the roof—is one of Venice's landmarks. Opened in 1681 to celebrate... — Travel + Leisure

The most iconic landmark of the Grand Canal, La Salute (as this church is commonly called) is most unforgettably viewed from the Riva degli Schiavoni at sunset. — Fodor's

Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo

Sestiere di Castello 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Santi Giovanni e Paolo was founded by the Dominican order in 1246 but not finished until 1430. — Time Out

The Gothic church dedicated to them. — Michelin Guide

This massive Gothic church was built by the Dominican order from the 13th to the 15th century. — Frommer's

San Zanipolo, as the Venetians call it, is a vast, echoing barn of a church, built for the Dominicans starting in the mid 13th century, but not finished until 1430. — The Telegraph

A venerated jewel, this gorgeous church looms over one of the most picturesque squares in Venice. — Fodor's

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Campanile di San Marco

Sestiere di San Marco 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Sansovino's classical marble loggia at the base of the Campanile is decidedly mythical, showcasing bronzes of pagan deities Minerva, Apollo and Mercury, plus Peace. — Lonely Planet

One of Venice's most distinctive landmarks. — Michelin Guide

It's an easy elevator ride up to the top of this 97m (318-ft.) bell tower for a breathtaking view of the cupolas of St. Mark's. — Frommer's

At almost 99m (325ft), the Campanile is the city's tallest building, originally built between 888 and 912. — Time Out

Construction of Venice's famous brick bell tower (325 feet tall, plus the angel) began in the 9th century, and took on its present form in 1514. — Fodor's

Doges' Palace

Sestiere di San Marco 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

An unobtrusive side door halfway down the right wall of the nave in San Marco leads straight into the courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace). — Time Out

Unmissable, this amazing palace reveals Venice's entire history. — Michelin Guide

This massive 14th-century palace served as the seat of government and residence of Venice’s doge. — Let's Go

Visit the interior for the best introduction to the city’s history... the rooms are decorated with frescoes and marble carvings. — Afar Magazine

The extraordinary Gothic structure houses Tintoretto's Paradiso—one of the largest paintings in the world—which hangs in the Sala del Maggiore Consiglio. — Travel + Leisure

Rialto Bridge

Venice 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This graceful arch over the Grand Canal, linking the San Marco and San Polo districts, is lined with overpriced boutiques and is teeming with tourists. — Frommer's

This bridge is emblematic of Venice. — Michelin Guide

Along the railing you'll enjoy one of the city's most famous views: the Grand Canal vibrant with boat traffic. — Fodor's

As the oldest bridge across the Grand Canal, Rialto draws a hefty tourist freight, and, despite the invariable disdain of local Venetians, the 1561 stone structure is worth a look. — Let's Go

A superb feat of engineering, Antonio da Ponte’s 1592 Istrian stone span cost 250,000 gold ducats to construct – a staggering sum that puts Calatrava Bridge cost overruns into perspective. — Lonely Planet

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Museo Ebraico di Venezia

Sestiere di Cannaregio 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Complete your circuit of Jewish Venice with a visit to the Antico Cimitero Ebraico, full of fascinating old tombstones. — Fodor's

At the heart of the Ghetto, this museum explores the history of Venice's Jewish community and its pivotal contributions to the worlds of science, literature, fashion, religion, philosophy and commerce. — Lonely Planet

Venice's Jewish community has been enjoying a renaissance recently, and this well-run museum and cultural centre - founded in 1953 - has been spruced up accordingly. — Time Out

The museum runs tours of the Jewish Ghetto. You can visit three of the five area synagogues, each with its own character and design. — Travel + Leisure

Located in the German Synagogue (Scola Tedesca), this museum traces the history of Venice's Jewish community and contains precious objects of worship, whether ornamental or for handling the Scrolls, and vestments. — Michelin Guide

Chiesa di San Sebastiano

Sestiere di Dorsoduro 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Paolo Veronese (1528–88), although still in his twenties, was already the official painter of the Republic when he began the oil panels and frescoes at San Sebastiano, his parish church. — Fodor's

This church has a complex layout and a very rich decor. — Michelin Guide

A hidden treasure of Venetian art in the heart of Dorsoduro, this otherwise humble neighbourhood church was embellished with floor-to-ceiling masterpieces by Paolo Veronese over three decades. — Lonely Planet

This contains perhaps the most brilliantly colourful church interior in Venice, and it's all the work of one man: Paolo Veronese. — Time Out

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