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Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama)

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Neighborhood: Centro
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Address: Piazza Castello, 10122 Turin, Italy
Phone Number: 39 011 4433501
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Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A brilliant find on a day when most places are closed.

We were struggling to find amusement on a Monday morning, with most attractions in Turin closed for the day. We stumbled on the palazzo which was showing a fabulous exhibition of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Hertfordshire UK

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Iasi, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this museum 1 week ago, it had a lot of religious stuff and porcelain kitchen stuff whing i'm not really interested in, but as a museum was very good taken care of. No tax for pictures.

Thank Andrei S
Hertfordshire UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We were struggling to find amusement on a Monday morning, with most attractions in Turin closed for the day. We stumbled on the palazzo which was showing a fabulous exhibition of table and glassware through the ages. A beautiful and interesting building in its own right, with a viewing platform at roof level with great views of Turin and the... More 

Thank simmotours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The exterior of the Palazzo Madama deceived us in thinking it was quite small and should not be too taxing on ourselves. A small part of the building is free to visit and glimpses of the interior made us chose to get in and have a closer look. We are too happy to say that it was a wonderful visit.... More 

Thank MarcCueni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Great palace that everyone should visit. The baroc style rooms are gorgeous and everything else aswell. There's also a nice coffe shop just inside the museum that makes you feel like an aristocrat:) Also there's chocolate.

Thank danielplumbota
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Even if you don’t want to go into the museum itself, it is worth having a look at the magnificent Baroque staircases inside the building (you don’t need a ticket to walk up and admire either staircase). Film buffs may well recognise the location from the film “The Italian Job”.

Thank MrsRobinson2010
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Fine collection of art coupled with a garden and a tower to climb. Some fine rooms as well and nicely free of crowds.

Thank Tractarian
Bromley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This really is a beautiful place. The actual building is great and the staircase is so impressive. The ceramics collection is wonderful and all the exhibits are so beautifully laid out. Wish we had had more time there. Would recommend

Thank Jenny W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This museum is worth visiting just for the architecture. There's a very grand, imposing staircase (which you can see for free). The rest of the building is in a variety of styles, reflecting its complex history.You can go to the top of one of the corner towers for a spectacular view over the city. The art is in three sections:... More 

Thank Dohfar
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The Palazzo Madama was built on a site dating back to ancient Rome. In fact as you enter you can see excavations from that time. In the medieval era it became a palace of the Dukes of Savoy - Turin/Torino was capital of their powerful dynasty for some time. In the 18th century the great architect Filippo Juvarra re-imagined it,... More 

Thank DottoreGianni
Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

If you are looking for a feeling similar to be a king or queen, this museum gives you exactly that one. This is a really beautiful palace and shows you how important Turin was in the history for this part of Europe.

Thank matsofos

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