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MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Conceived as a broad cultural campus, MAXXI is managed by a Foundation constituted in the July of 2009 by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities. The programming of the activities - exhibitions, workshops, conferences, shows, projections, educational projects - reflects MAXXI's vocation as a place for the conservation and exhibition of its collections but also, and above all, a laboratory for cultural experimentation and innovation, for the study, research and production of the aesthetic contents of out time. The MAXXI building is a major architectural work designed by Zaha Hadid, located in Rome's Flaminio quarter and featuring innovative and spectacular forms.
Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

In a sea of ancient attractions, the MAXXI was a welcome change of scenery. Ultra modern and in the August heat, the air conditioning is cool and the crowds you find in other sights is non existent. The building is a masterpiece. Please give it a visit if you want something different for a day and if you appreciate great architecture.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Zaha Hadid's Maxxi is a stunning example of 'Gesammtkunst' ('Total art'). The curvy desks at the reception, the shiny steel toilets, the flashy sofas, even the coffee bar ... every detail is carefully designed. Entering this building is like walking into a Gaudi house. You immediately feel good. And you can't stop touching the walls and surfaces. Amazing experience.
As for the collection, well, ... depends on the exhibitions. But mostly disappointing.
However, no need to dig out 11 euros to admire the real masterwork: the building. Just walk into the large reception area, relax in a Zaha Hadid sofa, check out the catalogues at the bookstore (then decide if the exhibits are worth seeing). That's all FREE. Or grab a coffee (1.2 euro) at the flashy bar ... really cool. (The outside terrace is expensive, better have a coffee inside)
Easy to get there: jump on tram 2 from Popolo, 5 stops. So if you have a public transport day pass (6 euros) - you could say that even getting there, is 'free'.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Dont waste your time at this dull concrete carbuncle. Boring concrete modernist from the outside - no or little art on the inside. Why, the tram ride through rome was more interesting. The toilets were broken and the museum is not kept clean.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is a little-known gem. It was not overrun by tourists. The space is absolutely incredible and and I am not a fan of modern architecture or art. What at first seems to be a mind-numbingly boring exhibit on "ENERGY. Oil and Post-oil Architecture and Grids" turns out to be one of the most fascinating exhibits I have ever seen. It looks at how energy consumption has driven architecture through the ages....a must see!
Nice café and restaurant.

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Shows probably change. They had an interesting energy theme on when I was there, photography that I liked and another that I liked less but my companion liked more. Everybody enjoyed the place with its modern architecture. Make a very nice half day visit, not too crowded even on a weekend.

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