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Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana

Address: Piazza del Duomo 8, Siena, Italy
Phone Number: 0577-283-048
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Ranked #8 of 54 Attractions in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Occupying part of Il Duomo's extension, this museum houses Pisano's original statues from the...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Occupying part of Il Duomo's extension, this museum houses Pisano's original statues from the building's façade and a fine array of panels, including works by Simone Martini, Pietro Lorenzetti and Sano di Pietro.

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Campinas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It contains an extensive number of religious works of art, from paintings to the original scuptures from the Duomo's façade (by Giovanni Pisano), as well as the original stained-glass round window from the cathedral and many religious relics. One can also climb upstairs and have an breath-taking view of the city.

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Canton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The museum of the Duomo has many treasures that were originally in the Duomo including the stained glass window and the main altarpiece. Highly recommend climbing the steps to the Panorama (accesible only through the Museo) for breathtaking views of all Siena. If possible at sunset .. Siena's sky at susnset is amazing.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

By far the best view of all the major parts of the city. Plus the museum you get to walk through to get to the view has some incredible pieces also. We were only allowed 5mins out on the ledge however it felt like longer and wasn't rushed.

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was an excellent opportunity to view the entire city and see the cathedral at a higher elevation. The steps can be challenging due to the narrowness and spiral nature. The museum holds the original stained glass for the cathedral and many statues. Take your time visiting the whole museum and purchase the 3-day, 4 attraction pass.

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Olney, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

They only let around 30 up at a time so you could be in for a bit of a wait. A long climb up winding stairs. Not for the faint hearted as there is not much evidence of health and safety T the top. There is no danger that you will fall but this is not really one for small... More 

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Geneva
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The museum offers different pieces from the cathedral, however the access to a tower is worthwhile as the view over Siena is very nice.

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Scottsdale
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216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Even for an opera buff there really not a lot to see but the real attraction, and a terrific one at that, is the climb up a narrow spiral staircase to the top where you get a fantastic view of the whole town and especially the cathedral right next door.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The old altar panels in the museum are great, but the best thing about this museum is the view from the top of the tower. Absolutely stunning. If there's a storm while you're in Siena, I'd hightail it to the museum and go up as the storm moves out. 1) you'll be up there alone and 2) you can see... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The museum is especially remarkable for the paintings by Duccio di Buoninsegna (in particular Maestà and the narrative paintings that go with it). A very lively example of medieval painting. The stained glass window by Duccio is also impressive. And finally, the view from the roof is very nice - and at a much better price than at the Torre... More 

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Hampshire
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This forms part of the Duomo complex and is the only enclosed element of the intended extension which was never completed. It contains some good pictures and then you queue to get a timed allocation on a high viewing terrace; this has to be reached via a couple of narrow stone spiral staircases but the view when you get there... More 

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