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Centrale Montemartini, Rome
(4.6/5 based on 400+ 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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  • Industrial archaeology and Roman art; a bold approach but with a special charm. Everything interesting: from old boilers and engines for electricity, the beautiful works of art. Among the statues of diesel oil smell and breathe, loved it!
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  • Truly original visiting this post office where there is a combination of works of art (mainly of ancient Rome) related to the collection of the Capitoline museums and the magnificence of a thermoelectric plant of last century. Majestic and visible all parties that made up the Central: boilers, turbines, alternators, diesel engines ... Definitely requires a visit.
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  • Beautiful and successful combination of ancient art and the industrial revolution, between marble and steel. To see both statues that the machinery
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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.