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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I think the art here can be a little hit and miss but when its a hit, its a hit. we saw an amazing show of Italian contemporary art in parallel with some of their US peers. It was full of hits. The architect of the building is very dominating but if you get past that it does work as... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Macro is a beautiful space with a beautiful collection, as the New York Times wrote months ago in an article on Rome. Rome has 3 museums of modern art. Macro is dedicated to mostly, but not exclusively, Italian contemporary. I just visited it for the first time. It's just a very beautiful unique museum. I saw a great exhibit on... More 

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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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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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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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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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Address: Via Nizza | corner of Via Cagliari, 00198 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6710 70400
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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