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Centrale Montemartini, Rome

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 380+ 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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  • This place not only offers an escape from the crowds that plague other sights in Rome, but offers a truly unique juxtaposition of ancient history and contemporary history. The power plant has been bea...  read more »
  • One, rather than the Interior of the building, and the Palace so is a modern State-of-the-ordinary is awesome. Ancient sculpture and painting (murals? ), Furniture and figurines, everything there. Hat's off to the depth of Rome. Color is great and everything, but not everyone they could. It is close to or from the PIRAMIDA.
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  • Unfortunately little sponsored a visit. The alternation of white marble of numerous works with black industrial machinery makes it really special this property, as well as impressive. There are various statues, sarcophagi and jewellery belonging to the Roman Empire found during the excavations in the Roman underground; also there are several explanatory panels of various works which of the many machines used in this old power station. We walked in for free since the first Sunday of the month (only for residents in Rome); I think the ticket costs 7 euros and 50, in my opinion well spent.
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  • 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"
  • We had low expectations when we visited here but we are s glad we stumbled upon this museum....fascinating collection...unique venue...hard to locate but worth the effort. Long walk up on a hot day in August from the Basilica. ...but we were thrilled seeing this no tourists....undiscovered gem.
  • Ancient statuary from excavations are viewed against the backdrop of the machinery of the power plant. Wow! If you have time, and an interest in such things, take the pedestrian bridge from southern Trastevere across the river and check out the Gazometre. I believe it is the Via del Porto Fluvial and you have to seriously look for it. The other defunct industrial buildings stand in stark contrast to the touristed sites in Rome's center. The museum itself, the power plant, is set back from the street, with just a small sign pointing toward the entrance. The Via Ostiense is forlorn here, not "cleaned up" for visitors. On the Sunday afternoon of my visit, a group of young children were listening to Greek myths told using a large pop-up book - charming. In this huge and amazing space, on a Sunday in May, there were perhaps ten or fifteen others touring the museum. Unbelievable.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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