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MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea

Via Nizza | corner of Via Cagliari, 00198 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6710 70400
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Ranked #296 of 720 attractions in Rome
Type: Art Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Rome, Italy
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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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manchester, uk
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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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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

A very nice building again, with nice areas, also a terrace to enjoy the sun. At the time of our visit, there were mostly photo exhibitions and the choice was excellent, with great display. It is great to visit Maxxi and Macro on a visit to Rome, just to change slightly your perspective from Romans to Renaissance - a refreshing... More

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Zurich
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

After being a bit disappointed by the great MAXXI (impressive building, bad for exhibitions...) we were enthusiastic about the MACRO: great building and great exhibitions!

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

A nice excursion away from all things "Imperial" in Rome. A hidden gem & don't forget to checkout the bathrooms [an art "experience" on it's own]!!!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I've seen some mind blowing exhibitions here, and some absolute crud. Their website seems to be Italian only, so good luck trying to see what exactly is on display. Last visit (June 2013) I was wondering why they even bothered to open the doors. Oh yes, because they could charge 14.50 Euros to display someone's garbage stapled to a wall.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I visited the MAXXI two years ago and found it very delightful. So somehow I had had similar expectation of this MACRO, which I visited today. I went to both the museum at Via Nizza and the one at Piazza Giustiniani. But they turned out to be quite disappointing. Plenty of space, very few quality exhibits. The hassle of getting... More

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Gent
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Entering the buiding was promising, but inside it was like a panetone bread/cake : nice package, but lots of air. Go to both Macro buildings for the place but be prepared for a disappointing exhibition...

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Modiin Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

From the original entrance to the 21th century bathrooms, this is a great museum to visit if you like modern art. A bit expensive. In need of more signs directing visitors as you more or less explore the museum blind and hope you haven't missed anything....We were there around lunch time (12:00 pm) but the cafeteria was closed. A 10... More

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Rome, Italy
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

So we bit the bullet and purchased the special deal you can get to visit the two MACRO sites. This review is for the Via Nizza site which costs 12.50 euros alone, so it is worth getting the extra ticket for 14.50. I don't know what it is about major museum staff and what beats them down, but can a... More

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