What is the Venice Biennale?
Where in Venice and what should you visit?
And how do I get tickets?

By Rudmer Hoekstra (author):

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You can read the most essential points about the Venice Biennial, art, and architecture here. The Venice Biennale is an international event in Venice. It is an event where art and architecture from all over the world are shown.

Where Biennale Venice

They call it biennial because it is held twice a year between the end of May and November. In the year 2020, this is from 23 May to 29 November. And the theme is, "How will we live together? "

The art event is super old and full of traditions. It has been around since the year 1895. So more than 125 years. You will see contemporary art and architecture during the biennial.

So you have to love that. But dance, music, and theater are also part of the biennial. Also, the Venice Film Festival is part of the event.

But here we zoom in on the art and architecture section of the Biennale. More than 500,000 visitors come to this exhibition to get a ticket.

These are quite a few admission tickets to view the international art projects at the Venice Biennale. How much do those tickets cost?

Here you can... 

...Buy tickets for art and architecture Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale Tickets

You can buy early bird tickets up to and including March. They are now around € 21.50. A standard ticket costs around 25.00 euros. It is better to purchase tickets for the biennial in advance online via the official website www.labiennale.org.

You will find here also the most recent information. Already in Venice? Then you can walk to it and buy your tickets at the ticket desk.

Good to know is that the ticket always gives access to the two locations that the Venice Biennial uses. This is the Giardini and the Arsenal. The tickets are valid for 48 hours, but you can also get them for a longer duration.

Fortunately, you don't have to buy a ticket for everything. During the Biennale, there is much to experience and to see outside the Arsenal and Giardini. You can walk straight from San Marco square to it.

But you can also reach the locations with the vaporetto. Get off at the "Giardini" stop or at the "Arsenale" stop. 

There is approximately a 5 to 10-minute walk between the two stops. See the map below to see where the Biennale will take place.

Where is Venice Biennale

If you want to visit the Biennale, you can do that on a Tuesday. It is often busy at weekends. And also during the first week of the Biennale. Then there is a lot of press present and the most important people. So it's better to visit on a weekday.

The two locations open at 10 a.m. in the morning. They both close around 6 p.m. Both buildings are wheelchair accessible, spacious, and have their own cafe and bookstore, etc.

I can hear you thinking...

...Why is Venice Biennale so prestigious?

Venice was really the first to create an art event in this way. For more than 125 years. All other biennial exhibitions are copies of the Venice Biennial. The event in Venice is one of the leading art exhibitions in the world.

Around 90 different countries participate in the exhibitions. An international opportunity to meet worldly artists and artworks.



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