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Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco

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A real unknow treasure in the heart of Rome!

A real treasure in the heart of Rome. This beautiful museum of ancient sculpture is very little... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Marziomartel
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Rome, Italy
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What a treasure

This small (and free!) museum is a real gem in the heart of Rome. Made up of a private collection... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
DebMacD
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Bremerton, Washington
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The collection, carefully arranged to set up “a museum of comparative antique sculpture” includes works of Egyptian, Assyrian, Phoenician, Cypriot, Etruscan, Greek, Roman and medieval art.
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 166, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

A real treasure in the heart of Rome. This beautiful museum of ancient sculpture is very little known but hides a wonderful archaeological collection created by G. Barracco and donated by him to the city of Rome in 1902. Here you can see magnificent pieces...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Marziomartel
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This small (and free!) museum is a real gem in the heart of Rome. Made up of a private collection of ancient sculpture, and housed in the collector’s 16th century palazzo, what it lacks in size is more than made up for in quality. A...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Went in and were glad we did. Great sculpture museum set over 3 floors. Museum is clean, free and quiet. Amazing display of ancient sculptures and artefacts

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Interesting museum that houses artifacts of Egyptian , Assyrian and Greek from 8th/9th century BC. Funerary sculptures,Phoenician art, Etruscan art and medieval artifacts. Its a small museum , less crowds but worth seeing some ancient art collection. The entry is free and there is a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice museum of Egyptian and Greek art. You can touch and interact with the exhibits for the most part. Plus they have a very clean public bathroom as soon as you enter, to the right and down the stairs. The museum workers are very...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank pdube7
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is a museum that we have been trying to see for years, but seem to have missed on our other trips to Rome. It is free to the public. We were so surprised to see the depth of the collection of Giovanni Barracco (1829–1914),...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank lpMaggi713
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We came across this small museum while exploring the area around Piazza Navona. It wasn't on our list of things to do but it was free, quiet and an interesting little place. There are other museums I would recommend first but if passing or around...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco has a nice collection of comparative sculptures from antiquity, including Egyptian, Assyrian and Greek art. But, as is often the case in museums, there are often some small, unexpected treasures. The one I especially enjoyed seeing was a...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Louis A
Reviewed 23 July 2016

the Barracco museum is located right next to the Piazza Navona and is housed in a rather strange looking building that looks really interesting and should peek your attention. Entrance to the museum is free (one of the only free museums in Rome) and there...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Patrick V
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Stumbled upon this place when walking around. It was very worth the visit and it's FREE. Nice collection of statues and other ancient stuff. Better than some of the not-free museums.

Date of experience: June 2016
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