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“Great Shows in a Great Building” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea

MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea
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Ranked #318 of 1,457 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: MACRO - Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art - is a museum complex that encompasses two sites: the old Peroni (beer) factory, and the two buildings that once comprised the old slaughterhouse in Testaccio.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great Shows in a Great Building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

The building itself is worth a visit, cleverly reusing old industrial property in a very creative way. The 2 temporary exhibitions we saw were outstanding and it was a joy to explore the complex, from the atrium to the rooftop "piazza".

Visited September 2012
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“MACRO is a fun and energetic addition to Rome's art scene”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

We are big fans of the MACRO museum. Housed in what was once a Peroni beer plant, the museum also has an interesting modern wing. The complex is soaring at times yet somehow manages an intimacy and playfulness (like walking a catwalk over some of the exhibits). We found several interesting exhibits while we were there, as well as a terrific cafe/bar and rooftop area. And the bathrooms are fabulous! Note it's somewhat pricy for the tickets: check to see what exhibits are open before going.

Visited March 2012
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“Why not visit a modern art museum in a classical city like Rome?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

The buildings of both MACRO and Maxxi are exceptional architectural artworks themselves. Everybody always visits the ancient ruins and old churches in Rome, but these musea are absolutely worth a visit.

Visited May 2012
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“Avoid, avoid, avoid.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

Only 2, yes two, temporary exhibitions were on when we visited. There is an argument I should have done more research before going but there wasn't a hint of a warning from the lady at the ticket desk (speaking of whom was incredibly rude and unhelpful).
The price of 12 euros is therefore daylight robbery (its dearer than the Borghese Gallery!). As others have mentioned, I would pay 2-3 Euro MAX to see what we saw.
Given also that the museum is quite far out compared to the other attractions, please dont waste your time like we did trekking out to this empty trap. I'm a huge fan of modern art and was left reeling in disappointment.

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“Don't miss the weird gift shop.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

Twelve euro is a bit steep for some neon signs and some videos which are probably on YouTube anyway. Having said that I didn't hate the place I just think it should be about three euro or maybe even free. We gave our tickets afterwards to people outside and just hope they got in free with them. Make sure you have a look at the shop where you can buy some used bottle corks for nine euro. Also check out the derelict building and statues just across the road. The contrast is quite amazing.

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