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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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Reason to leave The Old Centre

Just outside the very centre of a Rome, you find this photogenic museum, once a power station. It's about old statues put into an old industrial décor. It's fascinating how this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Just outside the very centre of a Rome, you find this photogenic museum, once a power station. It's about old statues put into an old industrial décor. It's fascinating how this scenery of old machinery creates an uplift to these sculptures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We visited this museum on the way back from Ostia Antica, stopping first at St. Paul's outside the Walls, and following with the Pyramid and Porta San Paulo. Setting the white marble statues against the massive black machinery of the old power plant makes a stunning setting. I wouldn't substitute this museum for the National Museum, but we enjoyed it... More 

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Stockholm
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Central Montemartini is a part of the "Musei Capitolini." Placed on a former old electricity production plant makes the perfect frame for art from ancient Rome and specially, sculpture. The contrast between the marble sculptures and the machinery is exceptional. The great machines hall became as a cathedral for the delicacy of the figures carved in marble and other stones.... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The power vintage generation equipment is impressive, as are the ancient statues, and the combination creates a pleasant, mind-bending experience. Worth a visit. I think about an hour is enough.

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Rome, Italy
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

try and mix up marvellous ancient roman unique art pieces and a super post industrial setting... you got it. terrirfic musem not to miss. garbatella b line metro stop, then cross the huge hitec railway bridge and you'll hit the museum!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. My husband liked the power generation plant equipment and I liked the sculptures. They had moved the sculptures here while during work at the Capital Museum and have decided to leave them here. The contrast between the sculptures and the equipment was quite striking and interesting. Very well done! The trip out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Very nice museum but if you aren't a good walker don't get there. It's far from other attractions and to pay a taxi or a bus, gets expensive. You will see heavy pieces of sculpture and sculptural portraits The works are displayed with the old machinery and electrical equipment of the former plant as a backdrop. Get there on free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Placing antique statues next to twenty century machinery like steam engines hit my imagination. A very few visitors - but this was an added value to the experience. I switched my mind from arts to mechanics very often during the visit and this was refreshing. Worth 7,5 EUR. Pick the metro line from Colosseum and get out in Garbarella -... More 

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The great thing about Rome that it is warm, sunny and exciting city to visit. The bad thing is the huge crowds! But this museum is different. Because it is located at some distance from the city centre it is not crowded at all. I visited that museum at 9:40 am on a weekday in October and I was the... More 

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Wales
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is the place for some quiet reflection, away from the hoards in the main city. Easy to reach from the metro. The mix of ancient Roman works and the old power producing machinery has been very well done. If you are a photo buff this the place for some different pictures. On site toilets and a nice bar just... More 

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