Capitoline Museums

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  • 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 Museum, Statue, Family And Kids, Architecture , Archaeological Site

Capitoline Museums - Review

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.

Capitoline Museums Ticket Prices

  • 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.

Capitoline Museums Hours

  • Last admission 1 hour before closing time.

How To reach Capitoline Museums by Public Transport

  • 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

Restaurants Near Capitoline Museums

  • Giolitti – Highest rated restaurant for ice cream and desserts in Rome
  • Forno Campo de' Fiori – Bakery and pizzeria
  • Caffe Sant'Eustachio – Coffee and tea

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TripHobo Highlights for Capitoline Museums

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Capitoline Museums

  • 11.09% 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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Capitoline Museums, Rome Reviews

  • 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.

  • Beautiful and fascinating museum. I would definitely recommend using the optional video tour. It's well worth its money. The museum is a must-see in Rome for me as a historian. I think the museum did a great job of making the town's history come to life. Sometimes the route from the video tour is a bit vague, though. The museum would do well to make this clearer.

  • Beautiful place. If you know about history of Roma this is must!! You can see a lot at beautiful art. Better come before lunch. It’s not busy. And make sure you don’t go out before looking ever

  • This the one of the most favorite museums in Rome for me! It consists of three buildings on the Piazza del Campidogilio that was designed by Michelangelo! The famous estate of She-wolf of Rome you can find there as well as many other Samoa’s sculptures and art objects. It is very important that museum is situated on the Capitoline Hill one of the most symbolic places where Rome was founded. I visited museums twice in May and August and I’m glad I never booked it in advance so you will not loose time in long lines of people like at the other historical sites in Rome during the high season. You can also use the Roma Pass for this museum.

  • Enormous variety from the ancient Rome's art, paintings, sculpture, etc. Definitely worth visiting when you are in Rome. The building itself looks amazing, it is in the middle of the city, close to other famous sights, it can be easily approached by a short walk from metro/bus stations. Similarly like other sight in Rome, you should go through security check. Also bags and backpacks should be put in room is absolutely fine, no issues with it. Capitoline museums are highly recommended to check...

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