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Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama)

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Address: Piazza Castello, 10122 Turin, Italy
Phone Number: 39 011 4433501
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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To appreciate the complex history of the city

A baroque palace, inspired by Versailles decor ,built over medieval constructions and Roman walls and towers .

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A baroque palace, inspired by Versailles decor ,built over medieval constructions and Roman walls and towers .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is an imposing museum right in the city centre with an elegant facade bolted onto a much older building. Although there are a fair number of paintings, this museum spans all sorts, from church interiors and furniture, to masonry, ceramics, pottery, bookbinding, glassware and so on. There's even a small garden located in the former moat. Guess what? There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

While the palace looks amazing from the outside, I was glad the entrance was free with the Torino Card. I would have regretted paying. There was a lot to see, but I didn't understand what I was looking at most of the time due to the information only being given in Italian. The map was also quite confusing and I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Well what does one say to such a bad start the girl on the desk was so rude disinterested and unhelpful she needs so skills in welcoming people! The exhibition was very interesting and worth seeing all black and white photos and great insight into the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Palazzo Madama has great architecture and the facade has an extraordinary beauty. The architect was Filippo Juvarra, an extraordinary architect. The staircase is magnificent. The museum has plenty of wonderful art. The palace itself is beautiful, with great chandeliers, mirrors, and furniture. This museum was the most enjoyable museum for me and my wife. The cafeteria was very elegant.

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South Shields
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Spent an enjoyable couple of hours here on Saturday 11th April 2015. The collections are primarily Gothic and ceramic, with some stone masonry and modern art, too. The building itself is worth seeing and there's a small garden, which was vey pleasant. It was all rounded off by an impromptu concert given on the magnificent staircase by a visiting choir!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The front and back of this palace are from very different eras and it is hard to believe they are the same building. The front is over-the-top baroque and the grand staircase has to be seen (it is free). Once inside (most of my group got in free because it was World Woman's Day but we would have gladly paid)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Spectacular historic building but also especially nice museum, located in the elegant and historic Piazza Castello, where are located the most famous and ancient buildings of the city. To get inside and see the museum is to pay a small fee ticket but if you prefer to just admire the building from the outside it's up to you, it is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The palazzo looks beautiful from the outside and there are certainly some interesting parts but there were a lot of negatives for me and I won't return here. This review I'll keep brief and to the point: Pro's - * The special exhibit on Primo Levi was very interesting and worth the visit * The mosaic floor downstairs was lovely... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great collections with a stunning view of the city panorama and Alps from the tower. For free you can walk up the beautiful staircase, otherwise the museum is 10euro.

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