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Address: Largo Porta Sant'Agostino 337, 41121, Modena, Italy
Phone Number: +39 059 222145
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Beautiful collection of paintings in an elegant palace.

This is an outstanding collection, well displayed, well lit, good signage. Not to large to leave you feeling overwhelmed,

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2016
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is an outstanding collection, well displayed, well lit, good signage. Not to large to leave you feeling overwhelmed,

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This gallery is not very well known outside Modena we think but what a find. Spacious with Roman artefacts and art of such quality and volume. The building itself is quite modern, accessible in the town on foot and well worth another visit.

Thank rockville41
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

This gallery has a surprisingly extensive collection of Old Master paintings - including Veronese, El Greco, Tintoretto and Reni. It's laid out chronologically in a series of rooms on the top floor of the museum building. There's plenty of information in English. You need a couple of hours to see everything properly. The Palazzo dei Musei has other museums to... More 

Thank Dohfar
Modena, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Not too large, but filled with some amazing art. An great way to spend a rainy day or respite from summer sun. The courtyards are delightful; I brought a book and read after viewing the exhibit. And a city park is just around the street too.

Thank Lynne P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We visited only the art gallery on the fourth floor but that was enough to keep us occupied and delighted for over 2 hours. A really terrific collection of primarily Italian artists of both paintings and sculptures. Here you will find some wonderful Tintorettos, Niccolo Dell'Abate, a Velazquez portrait which is worth comparing with a magnificent sculptured bust of the... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

We spent several hours at this wonderful museum; the picture gallery, the library of rare books and manuscripts, and the tour of Roman sarcophagi were all enthralling. The (free) guided tour in English of the sarcophagi was especially interesting. Allow a few hours to do it all justice.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

It is a must to visit it. Large and very good collection. Art works from the 14. century, some of the big painters of are all present. Take your time, it is really a gem.

Thank 545medva
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The galleria estense is housed in a series of newly restored rooms, wonderfully fit to the large canvases. The collection is of a very high quality, ranging from early christian paintings from the 14th century, to large and impressive baroque paintings. Too bad the air conditioning was not up to climatising the rooms properly during the heatwave that struck Modena... More 

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Patchogue, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Beautiful collection in a renovated space that just reopened this May following being closed for three years due to earthquake damage. The museum is well worth a detour to Modena for art travelers as there are some real gems on exhibit here.

Thank adventuraNy
Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

One of the best art gallery in Italy treasured in this small town so rich in history. Best if visited in the morning. Highly recommend

Thank Alan C

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