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Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco

Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 166, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 060608
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The collection, carefully arranged to set up “a museum of comparative...

The collection, carefully arranged to set up “a museum of comparative antique sculpture” includes works of Egyptian, Assyrian, Phoenician, Cypriot, Etruscan, Greek, Roman and medieval art.

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A small free museum that is worth the visit

well presented museum of a collection of antiquities from the collection of Giovanni Barracco. Stunning pieces with excellent notes to describe their history. Do stop by and spend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul h
Adelaide, Australia

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well presented museum of a collection of antiquities from the collection of Giovanni Barracco. Stunning pieces with excellent notes to describe their history. Do stop by and spend the time, no one else there and yet such a gem

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Relatively small but beautiful museum of ancient art in the very center of the city. You can miss it, but I suggest not. And it was free.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This museum is a little gem, and it is absolutely free. The museum, housed in a lovely palazzo, focuses on ancient Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman art. The displays are well described in Italian and English. While other museums have massive crowds, we shared this museum today with two other people and a guard. It's truly wonderful to enjoy the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Small can be beautifull.The building is an old palads,where you can see the collection of Giovanni Barracco.The things are from Egypt,Mesopotamia,Greek,Bysantine ,Etruria and Rome b.c. Being inn these rooms,are so calm and vital at once.You are among fellow friends inn an artistic beautiful world of human elements.It´s up to you ,to complete your own imaginations about human beeings then and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My 10 year old granddaughter and I stumbled on this museum when on a 7 day educational visit to Rome. Past reviews provide a good summary of the venue ... I would add that the exhibits are presented in chronological historical significance, and I found this an excellent learning opportunity. We did not have a guide, but simply read all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

A stone's throw away from the Piazza Navona sits one of the most charming, yet least visited, museums in Rome. The Museo Barracco, a beautifully curated and choice collection of Assyrian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman sculpture, is housed in the so-called Piccola Farnesina or Farnesina ai Baullari. The collection was amassed over the course of half a century by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2010

Museo Barracco, just off Campo dei Fiori, seems to have recently been renovated as the displays are clean, well-lit, and include descriptions in both Italian and English, and braille for the more important pieces. The Egyptian collection includes a very intact sphinx, said to possibly be Hapshetsut [most icons of her likeness were purposely destroyed]. Of additional interest are the... More 

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