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Museo Revoltella

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Address: Via Diaz 27, Trieste, Italy
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+39 040 675 4350
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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A cross-section of 19th, early 20th century art from the area

This museum has a long, troubled history from the bequest by Sign Revoltella who was the unofficial 'business & cultural mogul' of Trieste in the 19th century to the work of the... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2016
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2016

The guide said this is the best museum in Trieste, but in my view its a fairly average place with very little to excite the visitor. Something to do to get out of the rain I suppose

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New York City, New York
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2016

This museum has a long, troubled history from the bequest by Sign Revoltella who was the unofficial 'business & cultural mogul' of Trieste in the 19th century to the work of the foundation to bring it to fruition. Carlo Scarpa is the 'name architect' for the restoration & conjoining of the multiple buildings that make up the museum.....but he resigned... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2016

We had a great time spending an hour walking through this old palazzo in the heart of Trieste. Amazing beautiful fountains inside and a lovely collection of art and objects. A great glimpse into an aristocratic life in Trieste and a favorite museum visit in Trieste. We recommend visiting this museum. We are not on a cruise ship, but it... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

The museum has two sections. It is the home of a rich financier and businessman who lived in the 1900 s and has a modern add on with art of the 19th and 20th centuries. The mansion belonged to baron Revoltella who amongst other things was Vice President of the Suez Canal company. It is a Victorian style home very... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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117 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is a museum which includes the reconstructed baroque living apartments of one of Trieste's former first citizens and an added on part of more contemporary art. The architecture of the addition is interesting but the art is not. The real action is in the life and apartments of Pasquale Revoltella -- today everyone associates Trieste with Joyce, Svevo and... More 

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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2015

This museum has a very interesting collection and a nice terrace with a great view of the city. Don't miss it.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2015

A good example of a rich person's town house with lots of furniture combined with a modern art collection that was quite ecclectic. When we went there lots of schoolkids there adding life to the art and making it very un-museumlike.

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2015

The setting is stunning and the museum has a "surprise" when you walk from its modern art space and unexpectedly enter into the old, furnished palace with several floors. We missed the "logic" of the plethora of paintings - some beautiful, some horrible- due a lack of explanation and context. If you love art, you will undoubtedly find something to... More 

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Nazareth, Israel
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Helpful staff, quiet place, 6 floors of beautiful art . Don't miss it. It will cost 7 € for entrance, but we got a reduction , and only paid 5 € because the air conditioner was not working in the 5th and 6th floor, which wasn't bad at all compared to stiffing heat outside. No fee for children.

Thank Otra123
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were on a cruise and visited the Tourist Information office to enquire what they recommended we saw. The lady recommended this Museum of Art down the road from the office if we liked art. What a find. It was as the last few reviews have said really worth a visit and we enjoyed everything we saw there. We are... More 

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