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Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana

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Address: Piazza del Duomo 8, Siena, Italy
Phone Number: 0577-283-048
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Occupying part of Il Duomo's extension, this museum houses Pisano's...

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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nice local museum

local artists nice but not very special best views from the tower all over the little town. climbing is not easy

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
Modiin, Israel

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Modiin, Israel
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

local artists nice but not very special best views from the tower all over the little town. climbing is not easy

Thank moribarnea
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Wow, what an enjoyable museum... Sculptures by Pisano, Donatello's carved relief "Madonna and Child", Duccio's magnificent stained glass window and his huge "Maesta" housed in a dark room with rows of chairs so you can sit and contemplate this masterpiece from 1311. Make sure you allow time to climb the spiral stairs for the stunning, panoramic view of the city.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Worth the wait and the stair climbing. Not too difficult but a bit much if you have any limitation on your mobility. Was a great few across sienna and beyond allowing for some great photos and a very different view of the surrounding area. One of the many highlights of the trip. A must do!!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

From beautiful stained glass window to weird & crazy looking sculptures.Climbing the very narrow steps was well worth it for the astonishing view from up top. If you are larger or hate enclosed places then i would suggest you think about it before attempting as there is not much room if you are uncomfortable.If you can do it then 'yes'... More 

Thank redfl83
South Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Just the stained glass window alone is worth the visit, let alone all the statues of apostles. You gain entry with an all in one pass which gives you entry tom5 cathedral sites and is great value at 12 Euros

Thank carolf445
Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Bought the + Pass which €20 per person and includes about 6 items. Madonna and child on the 1st floor, and the sculptures on the ground were incredible. Loved some of the photos we took (included in review). Spent about 1/2 hour and didn't wait in line for the roof top view as we ate going the other one tomorrow... More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This duomo museum is filled with many Pisano sculptures from the original duomo, and the beautiful Donatello "Madonna and Child", among other incredible sculptures and paintings. On the top floor, walk to the end of the room on the right to find the entrance to the stairway to the incredible lookout platform. The climb up the narrow spiral staircase is... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The views, the views, and to get there, the steps, the steps and more steps. But it was SO worthwhile. We had to wait in line about 20 minutes or so for the prior group to come down. When it was our turn, we went down a few steps in a very narrow circular staircase and then started walking up... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you want to see the original parts of sculptures that belong to the church, and original window removed during second world war, you should go there. The area is airconditioned and exhibits very impresive...

Thank IvekFiume
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

We went in as part of our combo ticket. If you are into the Renaissance and Religious Art then this is for you. If not it is ok and quite impressive. Having just been up the main tower we didn't bother with this tower as it had a 90 minute wait.

Thank Simon B

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