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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Portree
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

of dark grey machines and white sculptures makes it a unique museum ! Outside the walls, but easy to get thre by public transport. We made the combination with San Saba, Piazzale Ostiense and the museum. If you want you can go further to Basilica San Paolo Outside the Walls. Take bus 715 at Teatro Marcello, get of in front... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A delightful little museum not too far from the tube where Roman sculptures fight for space with 1930s power-station machine. Beautiful contrast.

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15 reviews 15 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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midwest, usa
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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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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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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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