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Musei Capitolini

Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
+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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Cairo, Egypt
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Start with - lots of amazing art from the exhibits to the structure itself. Having said that, this buildings (there 2 building facing each other) is not accessible to visitors, Start with a completely incomprehensible map, the building build like a maze, hard to find your way back unless you ask the guards for instructions, when we asked one of... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We went to the Capitoline museum in the evening and had probably the most memorable experience of our trip. If you hit the connecting area between the two sections of the museum (the area overlooking the forum) at just the right time at sunset, it's truly, truly awesome. More on that in a second.... The museum in and of itself... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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

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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Sydney
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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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