Museo di Sant'Agostino

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Museo di Sant'Agostino

Museo di Sant'Agostino
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The Augustinian monastery complex of medieval origin (13th century) houses the museum with sculptures, Italian and Ligurian detached frescoes, and stone artefacts from the 10th to the 18th century. Alongside works by F. M. Schiaffino, Valerio Castello, Domenico Piola, Luca Cambiaso, and F. Parodi, stand out masterpieces by Giovanni Pisano and Pierre Puget.
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Adrian G
Bucharest, Romania12 contributions
Old paintings and sculptures
Aug 2019 • Family
Old paintings and sculptures. Statues that decorated the houses in the city. Local artists. Very interesting
Written 2 August 2019
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Kitaguma
Hamilton, Canada189 contributions
Just right. A real pleasure
Oct 2018 • Couples
We visited on a rainy afternoon while in town. The Museo is easy to get to, right across from the metro station. The admission fee of 5 euro was also very reasonable. Once inside the space is clean and modern, and the pieces are well noted in Italian and English. The route is not clearly marked but attendants were more than happy to show us the optimal route as we arrived on each floor. The museum has one of the better sculpture collections I've run across, and less emphasis on paintings. If you're into sculpture or want to take in a museum that won't break the bank or take days to explore, this is just the right fit.
Written 1 November 2018
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berksbs
Berkshire, England106 contributions
Very interesting a great change from art galleries
Sep 2018 • Couples
Wonderful museum to stroll around, we almost had the place to ourselves. We were given a great guide in English with 25 best things to see in the museum and this worked very well for us. There is such a diverse mix of exhibits of medieval sculpture, church architecture and paintings, all presented in a very modern (inside) museum. Yes there were security people about but they just waited at the top of the stairs of the floor we were on, they were no problme, just doing their job. We thoroughly enjoyed this museum and would recommend.
Written 25 September 2018
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,721 contributions
Modern space
Apr 2018 • Solo
This very modern museum over several floors was built on the ruins of the old church and convent. There is still a newish church on the grounds, but it's the museum that's worth exploring. There's a vast, eclectic mix of exhibits in this very cool space, but the most interesting are in galleries where photography is not allowed. Otherwise, cameras are not a problem. Very annoyingly, a personal body guard follows you everywhere you go, almost at your shoulder. It's very intrusive and they are not guides, they're just there to monitor you. Not much fun. Buy the 24 or 48 hour museum card to make sure you get the best price deal as the museum is included.
Written 20 April 2018
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Traveler
191 contributions
Don't follow the street signs
Sep 2017 • Solo
Find on a map and visit. Lots of sculptures and old tile and pottery. The curator followed me all through the museum. There is one room where photos aren't allowed.
Written 30 September 2017
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Max M
Luton157 contributions
Our favourite museum in Genoa
May 2017 • Couples
Genoa has a long history and many of its older buildings have been destroyed or reconstructed. This museum is the place to go to get a view of medieval Genoa. Here they have fantastic pieces of old stonework and statuary together with some ancient frescoes.

They also have a nice series of frescoes on the Doge of Genoa and collections of tiles and later paintings.

The museum is spacious and well laid out, with good information (helps if you can read Italian).
Written 20 July 2017
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gianlorenzo
norfolk186 contributions
A disappointing visit
Oct 2016 • Couples
Having much enjoyed our first visit to this fine museum last year, we were looking forward to our return.
Unfortunately on this occasion so many of the works were missing, including their masterpiece by Pisano, the tomb of Margaret of Brabant, that our visit was a waste of time.
If you propose to visit the museum in the near future, do check what they have on display. At the moment I am not sure that it is not worth the entrance fee.
Written 19 October 2016
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Mike K
Phoenix, AZ1,325 contributions
Art and historry
Sep 2016 • Couples
Located just a few steps from the Torre this gem of a museum in an old monastery was recommended by our guide. It houses a medieval collection that intertwines Art and history in a way that seems appropriate to Genoa
Written 27 September 2016
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada3,309 contributions
Litte bit challenging to locate, but definitely worth the effort.
Nov 2015 • Couples
We purchased the 48 hour museum pass and so attempted to see as much as we could in our short stay in Genoa. Our visit to this museum was left a bit late, so we did not have as much time to devote to it as we would have liked. The museum is built in a 13th century monastery and has paintings and sculptures from the medieval and renaissance periods (10th to the 17th century). Picture taking is limited to specific areas of the museum and you have to register upon admission to take your camera. Don't miss this gem.
Written 3 January 2016
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gianlorenzo
norfolk186 contributions
A museum not to be missed
Sep 2015 • Couples
Not only does this museum have some extraordinary exhibits, the quality of the display is wonderful. The designer should be congratulated for the way the modern architecture with its steel and use of colour enhances the pieces on display. A great way to spend an hour.
Written 27 September 2015
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