The Museo Correr is found in St. Mark’s Square, north Venice . The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia run the 11 civic museums and it is one of those. Extending alongside the top of Procuratorie Nuove, it contains a diverse and beautiful collection depicting the Venice history.

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The Museo Correr was established in 1830. An associate Correr, of a classic Venetian household, was an enthusiastic and meticulous collector, dedicating most of his life to the collection of both works of art and documents or individual objects that reflect the background of Venice. Upon his death, all these materials were donated to the city, together with the household’s Grand Canal palace which housed the collection. The nobleman left the town funds to be used in making them available to the public and extending the collections and consequently conserving.

If you are also planning to go to the Doge’s Palace (the former government chair and leader’s residence), the conventional ticket includes entry to this attraction. Recent travelers reported that’s how they wind up at the Correr Museum. Those who got together with the double ticket said they had been surprised at how much they appreciated the visit considering it was not Venice’s top visitor’s lists. Be forewarned: there are no air-conditioning units inside. Prices are 20 euros (about $23.90) for adults and 13 euros (roughly $15.60) for children 6 to 14. The opening starts at 10 a.m. to 5-7 pm every day based on the season.

Art Collections

From Room 19, there are two parts of collections. The first level has four rooms with art pieces by Veneto sculptors since the 15th century. The 19 chambers exhibit the Picture Gallery focusing on paintings dating back the 16th century.

At the edge of Room 14, is the Picture Gallery which includes the Venetian paintings from the past to the present.

The gallery reflects the spectacular collections compiled by the late Teodoro Correr despite several re-organization of the museum. There are several artworks by Giovanni Bellini, like the Transfiguration of Chris, ancient Crucifixion, Madonna and Child and Dead Christ Supported by Two Angels, also Antonello da Messina, Cosmè Tura, Vittore Carpaccio: Two Venetian Ladies and Man with Red Hat, and many others. There were also several donations and gifts which enhanced and increased the collection including works by Stefano Veneziano, Jacobello di Bonomo, Paolo Veneziano, Lorenzo Veneziano, Michele Giambono, Jacobello del Fiore, Matteo Giovannetti, Bartolomeo Vivarini, Leonardo Boldrini,Gentile da Fabriano, Pisanello, Pieter Bruegel the Younger, Jacopo Bellini, Alvise Vivarini, Cima da Conegliano, Lorenzo Lotto, Boccaccio Boccaccino, and prominent European and Italian artists.

The Museo Correr originated from the legacy of Teodoro Correr, a famous art collector from a noble family who spent most of his life in the art and history of Venice.

Situated in the Piazza San Marco, the entrance to the museum is at the end of the square into the church, inside the colonnade, and up the monumental staircase.

Address: Piazza San Marco, 52, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Hours: Open now · 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Phone: +39 041 240 5211
Province: Province of Venice
Site: Correr Civic Museum


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