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Capitoline Museums, Rome

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web
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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  • Great museum filled with lots of artwork and exhibits. Not too crowded, takes a few hours to see all of the museum. At one part of the museum, go out to the terrace to see great views of the Roman For...  read more »
  • 10 minutes from the Colloseum and next to Vittoriano Monument, this is a fantastic museum. Split over 2 buildings linked underground, this is a beautiful museum especially for lovers of sculptures (th...  read more »
  • See Life sized statue of Marcus Aurelius, two works by Caravaggio, two adjoining buildings of thé muséum , sculpture of Romulus and Remus.We spent amazing 3 Hours exploring this muséum We recommend th...  read more »
  • Incredible museum and a "must" to even begin to soak in the span of Roman history. A one day visit will provide a good overview, but many trips are necessary to begin to comprehend the arc of history. As with most Italian museums, I'd recommend ponying-up and paying for an audio guide. Especially if your Italian is as bad as mine.
  • One of the finest museums in Rome with a great collection of paintings and sculptures. Set apart half a day to see all the pieces. Get a free entry with the Roma pass!
  • Came here for the masterpieces. Much less crowded than other museums especially in Paris. You could take time to enjoy the artwork.
  • Yes, yes, and yes. I'm not sure if I would recommend visiting the museum on the same day as the forum, colloseum, and palatine hill, but if you like history then you need to visit. I went on a Monday afternoon, plenty of space and not a lot of people. There are amazing statues from the Roman world that you need to see!
  • The exterior of this museum is incredible. Approaching it invites the imagination and caused me to think what it would have been like to walk in the Roman forum in its former glory.
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