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Musei Capitolini

Address: Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 060608
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The creation of the Capitoline Museums has been traced back to 1471...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Easily do 2-3 hours in here, and would make a great “wet” day destination. Good mix of art & artefacts, in spacious building. Bit difficult to work out the floor plan sometimes. Cheap food in the café which have some great panni’s. Fabulous setting, with the Forum at the rear, which can be viewed from the lower floor balcony. Main... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I wish I read more before going to Rome, however even without enough research the few days spent there were an awesome experience sure to be repeated. It was winter and therefore no large crowds anywhere. It is sure that we'll repeat the visit, preferably during the same period of the year. This museum is fantastic, despite of going there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Just the Piazza, designed by Michelangelo is worth the uphill walk. If you are interested in Roman history and sculpture, this is the place. Do not miss the patio. I loved the giant foot, hand and head of the Colossus of Constatine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There are many famous sculpture here such as The Dying of Gaul, Medusa, Emperor room and of course, the She-wolf Sucking Romulus and Remus! This place is worth a visit if you have 2-4 hours to walk slowly and look at each artworks. There also are paintings on the top floor. Also, you can take photos in this museum. Check... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We changed some things around to fit in the Capitoline and we were happy we did. It has some interesting pieces that really helped bring it all together after seeing Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. And it's not just one of those museums where you feel like you're walking through endless rooms of paintings and they all blur together.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This museum complex has a rich collection, from micro-mosaics to the giant statue of Constantine. For a great view of the Forum Romanum, go down into the "basement" and follow the signs to go out onto the Tabularium. For a nice drink and bite to eat, to up to the rooftop terrace cafe.

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

My favorite museum in Rome, what a fantastic collection. Absolutely no crowd in late November, had the Forum overlook all to ourself, mid morning, as well as most of the galleries. The Hall of Emperors, the Capitoline Venus, the Dying Gaul, the Marcus Aurelius, the Medusa, the Fortune Teller, the Piazza del Campidoglio, wow, loved them all! Spent about 2-3... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

While on a busy business tour of Rome, we had one afternoon to choose our own delights. I chose Musei Capitolini. I recommend the audio to fully appreciate what you see. I walked through the whole thing twice - I'm bit of an obsessive history nerd, however, I struggled a bit to follow the audio in the order it is... More 

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Alfortville, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

There are a lot of things to see and the audioguide is useful. But there are 2 buildings and it can be a little too long for children. Having a drink at the cafeteria on the roof is greart!

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Los Altos, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

In the Vatican, the Pieta is 50 feet away and behind glass (for good reason). At these museums, you will be within inches of the Dying Gaul, an amazing sculpture of great antiquity that captures a Celt's last moments in a way seems impossible in stone. At these museums, you will see many wonderful Roman sculptures, but more impressively you... More 

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