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Capitoline Museums, Rome

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Capitoline Museums, situated in a piazza designed by Michelangelo in 1536, helps visitors to appreciate the many layers of the city’s cultural heritage. This site is actually a group of art and archaeological museums, housed inside palaces recognized as some of the city’s finest examples of medieval architecture. The history of the museums can be traced to the 15th century, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a collection of ancient bronze sculptures to the people of Rome and installed them here. Since then, the museums’ collection has grown to include a large number of ancient Roman, Greek, and Egyptian statues, as well as inscriptions, jewels, medals, mosaics, and coins. The museums’ extensive compendium of art includes a huge number of medieval and Renaissance works, including masterpieces by Bernini and Caravaggio, among many others. There’s so much to see here, one visit may not be enough. The ticket office is situated in the piazza, but you can also book your tickets online. Add Capitoline Museums and other attractions to your Rome trip itinerary using our Rome itinerary maker.
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  • We enjoyed seeing all the interesting objects and the statues including the sphinx in the Egyptian room, we decided to spend the day in the museum, as it was quite expensive, we decided to have lunch ...  more »
  • We only had time to visit one museum during our visit to Rome; we couldn't get tickets for the Villa Borghese so this was our next pick. We weren't disappointed; there is almost endless incredible art...  more »
  • Visited this museum late in the afternoon on a weekday, no lines, and few museum goers.. This may one of the few museums not crowded with tour groups. Used the Top 10 Rome 2017 guide book to find the ...  more »
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  • This museum is a "Wow!" and then some. In one large room you are dazzled by the Marcus Aurelius equestrian statue, the Lion Attacking the Horse sculpture and the remnants of the colossal Constantine statue. That one room makes the Capitoline Museums​ worth visiting but there is plenty more to see and enjoy. Their 3rd floor restaurant is comfortable and reasonably priced for a nice break. Whatever you do, do not miss the view of the Imperial Forum from the Tabularium. It's simply fantastic!
  • Easily one of the greatest (if not the greatest) Roman history and archaeology museums on earth. Well worth the 15 euros. If you like this subject, don't skip this!
  • One of the few museums in Rome that actually worths the ticket. Large collections of both ancient and medieval arts that require at least 3 hours to fully go through. Make sure to visit all of the three buildings, simply follow the directions on the brochure (which can be obtained both at the ticket office and at the locker room).
  • The best Museum I've ever seen. Alot at least 3 hours. Make sure you've either Audio Guide or detail guide book before you enter.
  • Made our way up the hill before heading off to Roman Forum and this place is amazing. The museum has a very good collection of art and the surroundings of the attraction is charming..