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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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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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It is veypry far from the center, we took a taxi there, and i had seen this musuem suggested in many article of what to do in Rome in 3 days, and honestly i dont recommand it if... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
Tehran, Iran

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Malaga, Spain
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65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought it was going to be magnificent but instead we just saw a few pictures and what was called art that didn't catch our attention. I wanted to give it a try at the end, read what the artist was meaning with her work and thought it was a nice idea, I got into the room and it was... More 

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Ytterby, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A successful exhibition hall needs to take care of its visitors, here staff could not care less. Place is not really overcrowded that you would not have time to explain your visitors with a few words how to get around and what the exhibitions are. Arrogant receptionist, cloakroom clerk overwhelmed by 4 jackets and backpack, guards who do not notice... More 

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265 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We were so so disappointed with MACRO. There was absolutely nothing that struck our eyes for interest or value. It was very expensive, 13.50E per adult, and we had hoped for some worthwhile art. There were alot of photo exhibits making social statements. None sparked our interest, and we do generally enjoy good photography. There was also an xray of... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

It is veypry far from the center, we took a taxi there, and i had seen this musuem suggested in many article of what to do in Rome in 3 days, and honestly i dont recommand it if yiu are in rome for coulle of days. There are so many other beautiful places to see. The entrance is nice. But... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Such a shame - this place could be amazing, but the staff look as jaded as the building and the limited amount of artworks housed within it. General feeling is that no one cares or is really steering the ship. Shop a gloomy black hole and the cafe offer looks uninviting. Waste of an afternoon

1 Thank Michael R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

another great thing in the museum is that you have the option to enter some of the spaces and go up to the roof terrace, and they are all free.

1 Thank Barakhin
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

For the price we found this museum to be very expensive and the staff very unhelpful to say the least. In addition there are no plans/signs to direct you around the gallery.

2 Thank Jane W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Enjoyed this place. Not much people, but some cool and interesting exhibitions and pieces when I was there. Slightly bored and uninspired staff. Worth the €13? I'd say so, but just barely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was a highlight for us. This space was so cool and full of really cool exhibits and set in a long retired slaughterhouse which is also very cool. Easily reached from the Metro station, about a 15 minute walk and plenty of great restaurants on the way including Angelina's (Via Galvani 24) and an unexpected gem Ketumbar right next... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Though it is designed by Odile Decq, but I am not so convinced bu the eye-catching red box theater. One point to note is that it is quite hard to find it, not worth visiting if your schedule is tight. Personally I would suggest visiting MAXXI instead of MACRO.

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