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Centrale Montemartini

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Neighborhood: Ostiense
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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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Antiquities galore

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Centrale Montemartini

Address: Address: Via Ostiense 106, 00154 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 060608
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ostiense
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

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