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Centrale Montemartini

Via Ostiense 106, 00154 Rome, Italy (Ostiense)
+39 060608
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Ranked #45 of 686 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Museum displaying marble sculptures set among the machinery of an old power plant, which results in some pretty unique exhibits such as its famous... more » Owner description: 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." « less
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Take metro B to Piramide, then walk up Via Ostiense. Museum is on the right side of the street. This museum has a lot going for it. It is not too large but it's sculptures and mosaics are of the highest quality. The building , Rome's first public electric plant, has an industrial beauty all it's own and makes an... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Far from the maddening Easter week crowds, this museum in testaccio had a great juxtaposition of it's former power station utility with centuries old sculptures. And with so few seemingly aware of its existence, one seems to have the entire museum to oneself!:)

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Centrale Montemartini is an extraordinary example of an industrial building transformed into an exhibition space. It was originally the first public electricity plant in Rome. This exhibition centre contains an outstanding collection of classical sculpture from the 19th century. Beautiful and We loved it !

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Flen, Sweden
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43 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

An old electricity central is now storing some great roman art - some of the art that they didn't have place for in the city center. But the clash of the industrial environment and the very very old art is actually a refreshing mix. Someone did a bit of thinking when they made this museum - great!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Discovered this museum while researching the Capitoline Museums (also awesome) and loved how different and calm it was. Easy to find even though it's a little further afield, somewhat small but still easy to spend almost an hour wandering through. Reviewed in more detail here too: http://www.molimogallery.com/blog/2013/12/museo-centrale-montemartini Would certainly go back next time I'm in the neighborhood.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We are interested in both art and machines, romance and real-world. So we were suitably impressed with the Montemartini power plant and its collection of sculptures, machines, and mosaics. It was an added plus that we were admitted free due to our Roma Pass (even though this was the third attraction we visited using the pass!) There was almost no... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

You will be surprised. This is a special and a magical place. There are beautiful roman statues - and not only - in midst of machines inside an old, dismissed power station. No other museum has this particolar atmosphere. The exibition space is huge and situated on different levels. It's a pity that it's so little known. On the other... More

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Vannes, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A beautiful industrial space from the '30's is the background for some lovely antique sculptures. Experience not to be missed.

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Brussels, Belgium
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

A very nice museum that presents Roman sculpture in a former power plant. The factory dates from 1912 and provided the city of Rome with electricity. The big machines are a beauty by themselves and some very attractive Roman sculpture is presented around them. A realy must see museum.

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Actually we had a time finding the place. When we got there, the whole museum was only us. We went around, the museum was not so big, could finish it within 1 hr. The sculptures were very similar with other museum, only few were impressive. Not a place you willl put in your iternanry if you only have a week... More

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