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Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama)

Address: Piazza Castello, 10122 Turin, Italy (Centro)
Phone Number: 39 011 4433501
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Ranked #23 of 139 Attractions in Turin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Lansdowne, Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The palazzo is from the 1700's, the castle goes back to medieval times - and it is built on old roman ruins. Great collections of furniture, art, china, lovely rooms, nice coffee shop - thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Italy
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122 reviews 122 reviews
26 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you don't want to pay the 10 euro entrance fee, you can still go into the main entrance, walk up the beautiful stone staircase on one side and come down the other. On the way, you'll be able to admire the gorgeous ceiling, marble floor and decorations and all for free. However, it would be a pity not to... More 

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Turin, Italy
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I saw the Portuguese Treasures exhibit and enjoyed it but was not blown away. The building is beautiful but maybe wait until an exhibit you're excited about before paying the 10 euros to get in. I prefer the Castello Reale and other museums in Turin to the Palazzo Madama, but it's central and in a beautiful piazza, so depending on... More 

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Margate City, New Jersey
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48 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The museum itself, though quite striking is a yawn for me, but the special photographic exhibit made the price of admission.

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Turin, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Palazzo Madama is set on the wonderful Piazza castello, in Turin, in front of the Royal Castle. The building is a real artwork and took its "traditional" name from the embellishments it received under two queens (madama) of the House of Savoy The staircase is magnificent, and the whole building hosts one marvel after the other. It hosts a large... More 

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Milan, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Eclectic collections with masterworks of Antonello da Messina, van Eyck, Defendente Ferrari. An enchanting garden and an astonishing view from the tower over Turin. A must.

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newcastle
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165 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

As you come in the entrance fronting Madama, the entry foyer contains a massive staircase branching off to the left and right. We suggest you go up one way and return the other. No one seems to go up here , as it seems to go nowhere [ and it does, as it is not the museum entrance] and we... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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174 reviews 174 reviews
89 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had finished the visit to the Royal Palace and Armoury and had some time to spare and as we walked passed my wife suggested we see if this museum was free entry with the Piedmont Torino card. It was and what a visit it turned out to be. There are many floors and each houses much amazing exhibits from... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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556 reviews 556 reviews
318 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The Museum is housed in the ancient Palazzo Madama, a building that dates back many centuries and there are Two Towers on one side that clearly show it's part in early fortifications. The main entrance now is through a marble facade added much later. The building can be visited on four floors plus a basement and houses a treasure trove... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Have visited this palace several times, and have never been disappointed. A garden has been added to the lower external level which is delightful. The artworks and just the shire beauty is well worth a look

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