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THE place in Locarno for lovers of contemporary art

Fondazione Ghisla is the place to visit in Locarno for lovers of contemporary art. The Ghisla... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Herzliya, Israel
Don't pass by if you like modern art

The (private) collection is small enough to keep you focused until you've seen everything and you... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Berlin, Germany
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26 Aug 2018
“THE place in Locarno for lovers of contemporary art”
5 Oct 2017
“Don't pass by if you like modern art”
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Fondazione Ghisla is the place to visit in Locarno for lovers of contemporary art. The Ghisla couple bought the building, had it renovated, and turned into a modern museum hosting their remarkable art collection. They operate and manage the museum by themselves. The collection gathers...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The (private) collection is small enough to keep you focused until you've seen everything and you don't need that long to check it out. But you'll see some very interesting and sometimes unusual pieces off the beaten track. There are only very few artist names...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Excellent audio for visits, small and intimate museum. Wonderful presentation and a varied collection. Rather expensive entrance fee.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

This is a gem . A small collection of modern art displayed in a cleverly converted building close to the ferry terminal across from a lovely park. It was fresh, different, cool and friendly- only takes an hour to enjoy. Ticket entry of 15 Swiss...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Kath F
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A small exposing surface, perhaps no more than 200 artworks are visible at a time. But this is one of the most beautiful and consistently precious private collections I have ever seen. The caliber of artists represented ranges from Picasso Lichtenstein, Appel to Alechinsky, Rotella...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank GabrieleB189
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Very good pieces of art. I loved it specially because we had a audioguide to give more informations. Unfortunatelly the audioguide was in italian,german and english.. Not a problem to us but a little bit limited. A good work with the exposition of the pieces.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Vanessa G
Reviewed 20 June 2015

If you do not like the big museums, where thousands of people stand iin your way to look one of the thousands pictures, then this is your place. With 8 rooms only, this little museum still offers some amazing stuff. I'm sure, also for your...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank r0landbrunner
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