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MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea

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Address: Via Nizza | corner of Via Cagliari, 00198 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6710 70400
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Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: MACRO - Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art - is a museum complex that...
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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Very cool building and area.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2014
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Vienna, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It is far from the center. The building design is interesting but it is very empty at the moment. Only 3 exhibitions showed, and we didn't find them very interesting. For a price of 13€, it was a big disappointment. Then, you have to walk 10 minutes to a square where you can hope to take a taxi back to... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I realise that the enjoyment of a modern art museum with changing exhibits largely depends on whether the particular exhibits resonate personally but I was disappointed to find that only one (very small - 3 artworks) exhibit of all the ones in the building was interesting to me. The ticket is quite expensive at €13.50, or €14.50 for the entry... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This gallery is all about the building and not so much about the art.............there was next to nothing for us to look at in their permanent collection, no maps or signage, and the exhibitions were not recommended by the desk staff. The shop is quite good, on the other hand, and the cafe does great coffee!

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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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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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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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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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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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Vienna, Austria
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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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