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MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea

Address: Via Nizza | corner of Via Cagliari, 00198 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6710 70400
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Ranked #483 of 1,420 things to do in Rome
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: MACRO - Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art - is a museum complex that encompasses two sites: the old...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Owner description: MACRO - Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art - is a museum complex that encompasses two sites: the old Peroni (beer) factory, and the two buildings that once comprised the old slaughterhouse in Testaccio.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Certainly not worth the trip - the current exhibitions are lackluster (mid-Feb 2015), the staff is unreasonably cold (bordering on nasty), and the 13.50 E entry fee is truly overpriced - an opinion shared by other visitors who were there at the same time as we were. Go to the MAXXI instead - a much better way to see what... More 

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Nisantasi, Istanbul - TURKEY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Not much to see and rude employees. Skip Macro and go to Maxxi instead. Maxxi is cheaper and much much better.

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Pfaffikon, Switzerland
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37 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A municipal museum devoted to contemporary art, modestly nestled among 19th century apartment buildings in a quiet residential area close to Villa Borghese. A former Peroni beer plant, two units connected by the front facade, was redesigned as a part Odile Decq's Sensual Territories project. Fascinating exploration of light and space, interesting art and photography exhibitions, and well-stocked book shop.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

the museum was closed but we loved the location and still found hours of cool things to do there. awesome site and then we heard that the via Nizza location was even better. looking forward to our next visit and we will probably book a room in Testaccio.

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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The building is a bit interesting, but the smallish rooms for exhibitions seem like a sideshow afterthought. The gift shop has been giving more attention and seemed as big to me. Why even bother guys? You spend all this money for a decent structure and don't put it to use. Perhaps architect(s) just like to play with models but do... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A fantastic Vangi exhibition in the old slaughterhouse. Even thought it is outside the center, it is really worth the trip.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea houses a spectacular collection of art. It should not be missed. Remember that contemporary in Italy begins perhaps in the 1800's.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Situated in Trastevere, Macro is on the grounds of an old market. The exhibition rooms are in an old slaughter house (I think). Very cool, very modern-artsy. It depends a lot on the current exhibition but we loved our visit there. Also, there was a 30-metre-high bamboo structure just in front of the museum that you could climb inside. That... More 

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Rome, Italy
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231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Went back for another visit to this very enjoyable contemporary art museum and we were not disappointed. In the main entrance is an enormous, colorful installation "Harmonic Motion" by Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam. This is like a giant crochet project, with circles of bright colors and "drops" that fall down. It is designed for children (and some parents as... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Interesting expos when I went though you have to sort out the bus route and stop. Good shop and cafe. I went to the little Macro Testaccio first which I found more friendly and equally interesting and I'd recommend both

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