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Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco

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Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 166, 00186 Rome, Italy
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The collection, carefully arranged to set up “a museum of comparative...

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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Free Museum - Don't Miss It!

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... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Maggi713
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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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), a wealthy nobleman of Calabria, who donated the collection the Municipality of Rome in 1905.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 the area, I definitely think this one is worth a visit.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 11 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 polychrome terracotta fragment with an excellent image of Jupiter Ammon, dating from the first century... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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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 is a very small gift shop inside. The museum is located on two rather small... More 

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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.

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Reviewed 16 April 2016

It is a little museum, to see in half an hour, and it's free. Totally recommendable to go there while you go by.

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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 25 December 2015

I loved this museum. It is a small hidden gem that will make your breath away. Beautiful greek and Egyptian sculptures. One in a million!

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Reviewed 4 November 2015

well presented museum of a collection of antiquities from the collection of Giovanni Barracco. Stunning pieces with excellent notes to describe their history. Do stop by and spend the time, no one else there and yet such a gem

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Reviewed 30 September 2015

Relatively small but beautiful museum of ancient art in the very center of the city. You can miss it, but I suggest not. And it was free.

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Reviewed 28 August 2015

This museum is a little gem, and it is absolutely free. The museum, housed in a lovely palazzo, focuses on ancient Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman art. The displays are well described in Italian and English. While other museums have massive crowds, we shared this museum today with two other people and a guard. It's truly wonderful to enjoy the... More 

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