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Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Siena

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Immerse yourself in some of Italy's most significant works of art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. The gallery features a collection of works from the Duomo, including the main altarpiece and a piece of stained glass. Climb up 130 stairs to the panorama viewpoint for what is arguably the best view of Siena. Be warned that the stairs to the top are small and winding, so not suitable for all visitors. Also, only 30 are allowed up at a time, so lines may form--don't be surprised if you have to wait a bit. Upon entering this museum you have the option of purchasing a ticket solely for entry here, or a combination ticket which also includes the crypts, baptisery, and panoramic viewpoint. To visit Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana on your trip to Siena, use our Siena vacation generator.
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  • Under the extended ticket for 13 euro (which is valid for 3 days), in addition to the Cathedral with the Libreria Piccolomini, Crypts, and inside you can see this museum. In it are the originals of sculptures from the facade of the Cathedral from Pisana, and many other valuable pieces. It's worth it more or less details, but in doing so, don't forget the most important thing-the beautiful view of the city from the façade of Il Facciatone, which is accessible from the top floor of the Museum.
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  • The city/state rivalry between Florence and Siena is so visually tangible here. The architecture, sculptures and paintings are phenomenal. You’ll wonder how many thousands of craftsmen and artists wer...  more »
  • Well preserved Museum within the work of the Cathedral. These paintings, statues, old texts, relics various diocesan and other memorabilia. Striking some of the rooms, well researched as both shows I like lights. I recommend having the ticket "OPA is PASS" by value of € 8 (€ 12 from 1° of March), which includes the entrance to the Cathedral, Piccolomini library, Baptistery, crypt, Museo dell'Opera, Facciatone.
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  • Excellent illustration with the audio guide. Send somebody straight to the top floor to start queuing for your visit to the top (grande façade). Be careful though, no cellular service in many parts of the museum. 1st floor is the winner in this museum. Be sure to get audio guide
  • Overly complex ticket options and surprising lack of labels/signage inside this multi level museum let down what could be a more educational experience
  • A good place to see Siena from above.
  • Good place for historic object display & knowledge
  • Outstanding collection.