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Centrale Montemartini

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Address: Via Ostiense 106, 00154 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 060608
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Description: Museum displaying marble sculptures set among the machinery of an old...
Museum displaying marble sculptures set among the machinery of an old power plant, which results in some pretty unique exhibits such as its famous "Venus in the Boiler Room."
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An original concept: ancient Roman statues in a disused power plant

This museum tends to be overlooked located behind the old gasworks, between Testaccio and the Basilica of St Paul outside-the- walls. Yet it is worth a couple of hours just to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This museum tends to be overlooked located behind the old gasworks, between Testaccio and the Basilica of St Paul outside-the- walls. Yet it is worth a couple of hours just to admire the fine old artifacts in this unusual modern setting ... it works. Go there!

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is unique: an old power plant cleaned-up but with the coal and diesel generators still in place used as a setting for Roman statuary. Not the Tate modern. Take the Metro to Garbatella, cross over the tracks and walk through a parking lot to the Via Ostiense. You'll see the museum across the Via, half a block down. This... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

No one seems to know about this museum of ancient sculpture housed in a former electric factory. Statues of gods and goddesses and realistic busts of Romans tell a tale of the ebb and flow of power-- divine, worldly, man made& aesthetic.

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Piedmont, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I am not sure I have ever been to a museum where the setting elevates the collection of art and artifacts in such a distinct way. First off, the building is just cool - a former power plant with the turbines and equipment still in there. Then, the way they've laid out the exhibits of ancient roman artifacts is amazing... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Wish I had more time here. Lovely walk around the city center very friendly locals. Hotels here all say Grand...not so.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Slightly off the beaten track, but absolutely unlike anything you've ever seen. This museum is the "overflow" collection from the Capitoline Museum (buy the combo ticket at the Capitoline, and you can visit Montemartini in the next couple of days; you can also buy a solo ticket at Montemartini; I think it's about 6 euros). The collection includes very archaic... More 

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Vienna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Unique combination of retro industrial setting and antique statues - and no other tourists there - great for an hour of pleasant relaxation

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Portree
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This was a great find. A bit of a secret really, so do not tell anyone else!!!! A ten minute walk from the Pyramid Metro Station, down the Ostia Road. This mixture of ancient sculpture in a disused Electricity generating plant works surprisingly well. This is what the Turbine Hall at the Tate Bankside, London, should look like! We could... More 

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Berchem, Antwerpen, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Centrale Montecatini is a bit out of the center of Rome, so it takes a while to get there. The walk takes you through a less touristic part of the city, which, on its own is nice to experience. As for the museum itself, it is a nice setting and an unusual combination, to see the 1930’s machinery serve... More 

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This museum, where Roman statues stand next to industrial machinery was one of my favourite visits on our week in Rome. A perfect spot for amateur photographers to play and for machinery freaks to drool.

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