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Musei Capitolini

Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 060608
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Ranked #58 of 679 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The creation of the Capitoline Museums has been traced back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of bronze statues of great symbolic value to the People of Rome. The collections are closely linked to the city of Rome, and most of the exhibits come from the city itself.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We recently returned to the Capitoline Museum and enjoyed it tremendously. It has changed a lot since our last visit and it's better for the changes. You are really able to get up close to examine paintings and sculpture in a way that seems unlikely in most museums. We went in November and there were no crowds. We were able... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

There were only a few key pieces I wanted to see here, the spinario, she-wolf & medusa, which I did manage to see. The museum has an odd layout & maps/directions are almost non-existent. Labelling on things also very small & poor. You need a 1 euro coin to use the cloakroom (you cannot take back-packs inside with you), but... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

As with many sights in Rome, the outside might lead you to expect an average collection of random city artwork, but this is Rome, and the Capitoline Museum is one of the more interesting museums I've ever seen. It unfolds from room to room in different moods and focuses, from busts of philosophers to ancient tombstones in the excellent downstairs... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was easily my favorite museum in Rome. The galleries all have a different feel to each one, and houses a lot of history as well as art. Visit the statue of Marcus Aurelius, it is truly incredible. The view from the terrace is spectacular, especially at sunset.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

In addition to previous reviews, I highly recommend the childrens audio guide (for the children), one of the best I've come across. The guide comes with a little map which makes the tour a bit of seek and find game, which totally engaged my 6 year old. And she got a valuable educational experience that was fun for her. 10/10... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A nice museum with some interesting pieces although the security and ticketing is a little confusing. Worth a visit during a week in Rome.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

An amazing range of exhibits from the inscriptions in the Tabularium to the statue of Marcus Aurelius and the bust of Medusa. As well as the Caravaggio paintings and remains of gigantic statues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Considered the first museum in the world, this museum opened in 1734 to the public, it's quite amazing ! For 15€, you can see many romans statues, such as Emperor Marcus Aurelius, as well as the big parts of Emperor Constantine I (head, finger, arm), the famous Capitoline Wolf with the twins Romulus and Remus and as well some artifacts.... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you have a real interest in Roman history, this place is a must see. Within the museum there are very fine examples of artwork going back to Roman days, but also room decorations from the 16th century, and masterpieces by Caravageo and artists through the ages. The more contemporary spaces and the exposed walls and foundations of the huge... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

With all the art, Rome exhausts. This museum could have been easier to navigate, saving energy. But what the hay. It's symbolic of Rome, a bit higgly pigily and messy.

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