Capitoline Museums

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-060608
  • Ticket Price: 8 EUR
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: History Museums, Statue, Family And Kids, Architecture , Archaeological Site

Situated on the Capitoline Hills in Rome, this collection of historical and archaeological museums is very well known for a number of reasons. The most symbolic aspect of these museums is the architecture. Conceived and initiated by Michelangelo Buonarroti in the year 1536, the entire premises took nearly four hundred years to complete.

The museums are housed in three separate ‘palazzi’ which were raised surrounding a central ‘piazza’ of a unique trapezoidal shape. The contents of the museums range from ancient Roman statues and inscriptions, artifacts, art dating back to medieval and Renaissance ages and a vast collection of coins and jewels among other items.

One interesting piece of trivia concerns the “statue of a mounted rider” (Emperor Marcus Aurelius) placed in the middle of the ‘piazza’. The Catholic Church placed this copy of the original statue to maintain the grandeur of the area, but it was originally mistaken to be depicting Emperor Constantine; a fact that had been known in the middle ages, would lead to the destruction of the statue as part of the orders carried out by the Church. The three ‘palazzi’ are the Palazzo Senatorio, the Palazzo dei Conservatori and the Palazzo Nuovo. Rome travel guide will help you to find more interesting places in the city.

  • Adult: €13 and Reduced Concessions (EU visitors aged 6-25, seniors 65+): €11; Children (0-6), disabled EU citizens: €2
  • Ticket is valid for both the palaces.

  • Last admission 1 hour before closing time.

  • People can reach via subway or they can take a cab directly from the hotel. Bus: 44, 84, 190, or 780
  • Tram 8, bus no 30, 81, 83, 118, 160, 170, 628, N9

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  • Capitoline Museums Address: Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Capitoline Museums Contact Number: +39-060608
  • Capitoline Museums Timing: 09:30 am - 08:00 pm
  • Capitoline Museums Price: 8 EUR
  • Best time to visit Capitoline Museums(preferred time): 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Capitoline Museums: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 11.05% of people who visit Rome include Capitoline Museums in their plan

  • 45.76% of people start their Capitoline Museums visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Capitoline Museums

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

92.77% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Capitoline Museums

People normally club together Colosseum and Ruins Of The Palatine Hill while planning their visit to Capitoline Museums.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • This place doesn't disappoint. Every room is full of world class antiques, art and sculpture. Even the ceilings are old and amazing. The basement level has collections of ancient inscriptions that are quite moving. There's a view of the Roman forums down there too. Of course there's a cafe with city view on the second floor, with a temporary exhibition above. The hours will just fly by...

  • Truly a wonderful museum. We ended up spending half a day in here. The collection is wonderful and it has some excellent views (I’m not big on museums but loved this one). Only downside were the staff who were pretty unhelpful and the lack of places to sit.

  • If you love art and history this is a must in Rome! There is so much art here from ancient Rome/Greece. I spent about 2 hours here and someone could easily spend more if they want to look at everything more in depth.

  • Really great museum if you are interested in art and archeology. I recommend to take an audio guide. I'll recommend to see masterpieces I've attached. 1. The Capitoline Wolf 2. Medusa 3. Statue of Marcus Aurelius 4. Lion and Horse 5. Statue of Alexandr 6. Statue of Heracles ~200 AD 7. 8.View from the rooftop of the museum 9. 10. Front view of the museum And a lot of other things I've missed. :)

  • Amazing museum, the ticket is affordable and the lines to get in are not that big. there are a lot of stairs here, so prepare your legs to walk a lot. the content in this museum is great, here you will find legendary sculptures, paintings and objects. both the outside and inside of the museum look amazing. one thing you should be aware is that you can’t enter the museum with backpacks or purses, you will be asked to leave them in a locker. there is a cafeteria on the last story of the roman museum, but be aware that it’s a little overpriced, probably twice the price you’d pay outside of it.

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