Museo Correr (St.Mark’s Square Museums)

The museum is located in St. Mark’s Square and it is one of the 11 civic museums run by the Fondazione Musei Cicivi di Venezia.

The museum was founded around the collection that Teodoro Correr bequeathed to the city in 1830.

It was built in the area previously occupied by the church of San Geminiano (an ancient church that had been reconstructed in the mid-sixteenth century by architect Jacopo Sansovino), and by the Procuratie Vecchie and the Procuratie Nuove, the two long buildings delineating St. Mark’s Square that formerly housed the offices and residences of some of the most important officials of the Venetian Republic.

The architecture, the decorations, the frescos and the Neo-classical style furniture offer significant examples of the culture and languages of this historical period. They bear witness, almost in contrast with the ancient Doge’s Palace, to the will to usher in a new era in the history of Venice, emblematically represented by this modern palace of kings and emperors.

Address: S. Marco 52, 30124 Venice

For more info (timetables, prices, reservation) here’s the link to the official website: