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Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama)

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Address: Piazza Castello, 10122 Turin, Italy
Phone Number: 39 011 4433501
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Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Excellent place to take a vintage picture and to eat a gelatto with friends. Perfect for visiting in a sunny day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2016
Chisinau, Moldova
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Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Excellent place to take a vintage picture and to eat a gelatto with friends. Perfect for visiting in a sunny day.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

The gallery itself has a classical facade, but is obviously a much older building when seen from the side or the rear. There are temporary exhibitions which are not included in the standard entrance fee (of 12 euro), and others that are. On the occasion of our visit the paid temporary exhibition was of Marilyn Monroe, which did not detain... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The place is huge and the collections are so rich that we spent 2-3h and still have the impression that it was a quick "fly over". We went on a rainy holiday (June 2) and the waiting line for the entry ticket was very long. Once inside the palace and away from the temporary exhibit (on Marilyn Monroe), the crowd... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

If you like early Christian art, then this is definitely a place that you will enjoy. The museum is located on the Piazza Castello which is always full of activities, gelato shops and people to watch. I have seen enough gothic and early Christian art that this museum was rather disappointing. But if this is your thing, you will love... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Loved the building , nice cafe, huge place and lots to see. Worth the visit as enjoyed the various things! Go See the panoramic view!

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Only had one hour to stay in the museum but I enjoyed what I've seen especially the view of the city from the top floor.It helped that we had a tour guide who explained to us the history of the place and pinpointed the exhibits and rooms that we need to see given the short time that we had. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

It was fascinating to contrast the palatial frontage with the rear that comprises a much earlier castle. We made our way through the tranquillity of the garden and took the panoramic elevator in the castle tower. Wonderful vistas over the city with its many church domes and towers were to be seen. It was most enjoyable strolling through the tower... More 

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Buzau, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

The museum includes a total of 35 rooms on four floors. The underground floor houses is dedicated to medieval works, the first floor to Gothic and Renaissance painting, the second floor to Baroque works, while the upper floor deals with decorations. Madonna and Child Enthroned with Four Angels (1475–80) by Giovanni Martino Spanzotti. Aside from paintings and sculptures, works exhibited... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

The facade of the building is wonderful and inside is one of the grandest staircases you will ever see. entry to that part of the building is free.

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Iasi, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Visited this museum 1 week ago, it had a lot of religious stuff and porcelain kitchen stuff whing i'm not really interested in, but as a museum was very good taken care of. No tax for pictures.

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