Museo di Sant'Agostino
Museo di Sant'Agostino
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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The Augustinian monastery complex of medieval origin (13th century) houses the museum with sculptures, Italian and Ligurian detached frescoes, and stone artefacts from the 10th to the 18th century. Alongside works by F. M. Schiaffino, Valerio Castello, Domenico Piola, Luca Cambiaso, and F. Parodi, stand out masterpieces by Giovanni Pisano and Pierre Puget.
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,757 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
This very modern museum over several floors was built on the ruins of the old church and convent. There is still a newish church on the grounds, but it's the museum that's worth exploring. There's a vast, eclectic mix of exhibits in this very cool space, but the most interesting are in galleries where photography is not allowed. Otherwise, cameras are not a problem. Very annoyingly, a personal body guard follows you everywhere you go, almost at your shoulder. It's very intrusive and they are not guides, they're just there to monitor you. Not much fun. Buy the 24 or 48 hour museum card to make sure you get the best price deal as the museum is included.
Written April 20, 2018
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AnnArborMHT
Genoa, Italy1,681 contributions
Genova is a rough around the edges, harbor town that isn’t usually immediately appealing to tourists, but it contains many hidden gems. Sant’Agostino, or also known as the monastery of Sant’Agustino houses the Museo di Scultura Ligure is one of those gems! It contains fascinating pieces of medieval architecture, religious artifacts from Genovese churches, Roman columns, sculpture, painted panels and frescos from the 10th to the 18th century. Even if you are not keen on these sorts of items, the museum is sure to win you over, as they are remarkably displayed in the most enjoyable setting of the old monastery cloisters, with a garden in the center .There are also two very large old maps of Genova, one showing the city walls, parts of which can still be viewed today. Guide books recommend seeing the Panels from Giovannin Pisano’s crypt, the Madonna and Child by Pierre Puget and Repentant Mary Magdalene by Antonio Canova. Admission is 4 Euros and it is open Tuesday-Friday from 9-7 and on the weekend’s from10-7. You are most likely to have the entire museum to yourself, except for the helpful guards, so be sure to locate all the different rooms and area used for special exhibitions. The only downside is that all signage and explanations are only in Italian, but the unique and delightful way they are displayed, makes a visit very worthwhile and one could easily spend 1-2 hours here. Sant’Agustino is a 10 minute walk from Piazza Dante, where you walk up the steps past Christopher Columbus childhood home (disappointing) and a cloister on the right, towards the old medieval, twin-tower gates of Porta Soprana. Pass through the gates and make a sharp left, then stroll this pedestrian street by many small shops and great little cafes for lunch until you reach Piazza Sarzano. Sant’Agustino is the pink building on your right with the beautiful Campanile.
Written September 1, 2010
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berksbs
Berkshire, England106 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Wonderful museum to stroll around, we almost had the place to ourselves. We were given a great guide in English with 25 best things to see in the museum and this worked very well for us. There is such a diverse mix of exhibits of medieval sculpture, church architecture and paintings, all presented in a very modern (inside) museum. Yes there were security people about but they just waited at the top of the stairs of the floor we were on, they were no problme, just doing their job. We thoroughly enjoyed this museum and would recommend.
Written September 25, 2018
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Max M
Luton157 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Genoa has a long history and many of its older buildings have been destroyed or reconstructed. This museum is the place to go to get a view of medieval Genoa. Here they have fantastic pieces of old stonework and statuary together with some ancient frescoes.

They also have a nice series of frescoes on the Doge of Genoa and collections of tiles and later paintings.

The museum is spacious and well laid out, with good information (helps if you can read Italian).
Written July 20, 2017
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gianlorenzo
norfolk192 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
Not only does this museum have some extraordinary exhibits, the quality of the display is wonderful. The designer should be congratulated for the way the modern architecture with its steel and use of colour enhances the pieces on display. A great way to spend an hour.
Written September 27, 2015
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AnnArborMHT
Genoa, Italy1,681 contributions
Aug 2013 • Solo
This is my third review of Sant'Agostino Musuem, so it's no secret that I really enjoy this museum, but for this review I have some very exciting news! The museum now offers a "60 Minutes in Museo di Sant'Agostino"; a self guided. English language, walking tour in the form of a brochure that points out the most important art work, with pictures and a short, very readable explanation of the important pieces of art. It takes you through the entire museum in about one hour! Very nice for the tourist with little time and who would like to see and learn about the important collection here in mixed media; statues, religious objects, paintings, tiles, medieval architecture, frescos and items removed from destroyed churches, providing a great look into some of Genoa's history. The walking guide is included in the admission price and they ask that you return it to help save costs. It's been written in collaboration with the museum curator, Prof. Taddei and The American International Women's Club of Genoa who plan to translate the walking guide into Italian, German and French by the end of the year!

No café but vending machines for drinks, clean bathrooms, ask if you need to use the elevators and you must store your backpacks and large purses at the ticket window. Pictures allowed without flash and if you sign a paper that they are not to be "published".

Another plus for the tourist is that the metro from the port area to Piazza Sarzano where the Museum is located, is finally done and easy to use. Plus Piazza Sarzano recently had a "face lift" and just opened an outdoor eating area and 5 lovely indoor/outdoor shops in the restored Piazza. From here it's just a 5 minute walk to Porta Soprano, the old city gates or 7 minutes to the city center. Enjoy your time in Genoa!.
Written August 13, 2013
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Adrian G
Bucharest, Romania12 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Old paintings and sculptures. Statues that decorated the houses in the city. Local artists. Very interesting
Written August 2, 2019
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Kitaguma
Hamilton, Canada192 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We visited on a rainy afternoon while in town. The Museo is easy to get to, right across from the metro station. The admission fee of 5 euro was also very reasonable. Once inside the space is clean and modern, and the pieces are well noted in Italian and English. The route is not clearly marked but attendants were more than happy to show us the optimal route as we arrived on each floor. The museum has one of the better sculpture collections I've run across, and less emphasis on paintings. If you're into sculpture or want to take in a museum that won't break the bank or take days to explore, this is just the right fit.
Written November 1, 2018
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Traveler
191 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
Find on a map and visit. Lots of sculptures and old tile and pottery. The curator followed me all through the museum. There is one room where photos aren't allowed.
Written September 30, 2017
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gianlorenzo
norfolk192 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Having much enjoyed our first visit to this fine museum last year, we were looking forward to our return.
Unfortunately on this occasion so many of the works were missing, including their masterpiece by Pisano, the tomb of Margaret of Brabant, that our visit was a waste of time.
If you propose to visit the museum in the near future, do check what they have on display. At the moment I am not sure that it is not worth the entrance fee.
Written October 19, 2016
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