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Centrale Montemartini, Rome

(4.6/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
Visit the approximately 400 Roman statues, inscriptions, and mosaics at Centrale Montemartini, an industrial archaeological site showcasing the artifacts recovered from excavations during the unification of Italy. Housed in an abandoned power plant, the museum juxtaposes ancient statues and art with the steel machinery of industrialism, bringing up interesting questions about the course of human development and civilization. Don't miss iconic exhibits like “Venus in the Boiler Room.” Plan to see Centrale Montemartini and other attractions that appeal to you using our Rome vacation generator.
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  • Do excellent for hosting, the accuracy of descriptions and the kindness of the staff. Unfortunately and regrettably I must say that the site itself is very nice, and very little known and hardly ever advertised. The visit I "enjoyed" completely as there it was reported that the heating system was not working and it was so for several days. So we are literally frozen. A real shame for this gem that deserves to be exploited to the fullest and not left without heating. The system of "Musei in comune" of which the central part it should interest more and better!
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  • A place that leaves you open-mouthed for the unusual mix of ancient art and old power plant of 900. The grandeur of iron machines with the purity of Roman marbles. And now they also open new rooms. A gem. Sin is a Museum in Rome, then under-used and poorly organized. It was in another country we would line up outside x enter .... anyway for beauty and originality is 5!
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  • In the former power station and a museum with extensive grounds at the beginning appears small, it should be one hand on engines, industrial boilers for the production of electricity and a section for carozze, train, papale Pius XI. The control unit and the area was abandoned in the years ' 80 like so many other surrounding places and it is a pity that they have not been recovered elsewhere. We wanted to expose other Roman remains, statues, sarcophaguses, capitals, mosaics and more; in the blanks are just fine, but in the engine room the statues are not tasteful. It's still a visit that surprises and discoveries, you can relive the industrial history and also Roman.
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  • This museum is a gem. Easily one of my favorites in the world based upon its location situated in an old power plant and the great collection. You won't be bothered by big crowds, and you can buy a combo ticket that will get you into the Capitoline Museums, too. Go here first, get the combo ticket and avoid waiting in line when you head into the center of the city and check out the Capitoline Museums.
  • A very suggestive museum! Really interesting things to see here.
  • A very alternative museum, inside there is an old diesel electrical power plant from the 20s' mixed with some interesting Roman statues and mosaics, the contrast between old and new is striking; a little museum that represents beautifully the concept of the "Deus ex machina"
  • Simply breathtaking, and going somewhere no other museum has gone. The giant machinery is interesting in its own right, but juxtapose it with classical artworks and all of a sudden you've got genius. Definitely one of my favorite museums, it has yet to find much of an audience but if you're a design or art fan it'll linger in your memory forever.
  • One of the many Rome's hidden treasures. Marbles from old noble Roman villas merge with late 1800 industrial machinery, wonderfully preserved. Rarely crowded, well maintained, it might end out as one of the highlights in a vacanza Romana.