"Arsenale, entrance gate" Arsenale Tip by sachara

Arsenale, Venice: 24 reviews and 58 photos

by sachara

The square and the entrance gate of the Arsenale are still the only remains of the glorious past. The imposing gate is built by A. Gambello in 1460 and is the first Renaissance building in Venice. The two stone lions guarding the entrance are stolen by commander A. Gambello from Pyraeus in Greece in 1687.

From the bridge in front of the entrance you can have a look at a part of the former shipyard. You can also take the vaporetto nr. 41 or 42 along the Arsenale to get a glimpse of the place.

Address: Castello

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 17, 2005
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