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“One of the TOP MUSEUMS on Roman history!”

Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme
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Owner description: Built onto the ruins of the Domitian theater, this splendid palazzo houses beautiful mosaics and Roman statuary.
Reviewed 27 August 2014

I found this by accident. The metro TERMINI STATION had a problem and so all of us had to go upstairs and take buses to our destinations. I walked over to the bus stop and then I saw this building with all of these posters with quotes by famous Roman Generals and philosophers. I walked around to the front and found out it was the National Museum!!!

It was totally empty when I walked inside. Cool inside and you will be amazed at the things they have to present. If you are into gold coins you will love the basement, for me the coolest thing was part of the original Roman Calendar which they explain in English in great detail. They also have some AWESOME statutes that were uncovered and cleaned and look amazingly real. One is the boxer, this was worth the whole price of the ticket. The boxer is sitting down and you can see his tatoos and he looks almost alive! They have other things from a famous ship wreck, and tons and tons of artifacts that are in pristine condition. On the top floor are some giant mosaics! You will need to spend some time reading the signs in English, but if you are interested in Roman history at all this is a MUST! If you want a break you can leave and come back. I was starving and went to eat some pizza and get some coffee.

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

There is great sculpture everywhere in Rome- but this museum houses some of the most incredible classical figures in art history and it is air conditioned. The sleeper is the gallery with tombstones and translations from early tombs and burials in the area. The epithets give a glimpse into the lives of middle class Romans.

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Although sterile in it's approach there are some amazing points to be found inside for a small charge.
Not an ideal place for small children but anyone studying Rome & Romans well worth 2hrs.

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

A nice museum with a few pieces worth looking at. Id say 60% of it is busts, which get boring to look at once you've seen about 10 of them. The highlight for me was The Boxer. A beautiful piece of art I loved and took a bunch of pictures of on my phone. Close to Termini station so worth a look if you have a few hours spare but I wouldnt prioritise it.

Thank Jason H
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

I made the same mistake. I have noticed that photos from the wrong museums are on here. Near Termini station there are 2 different museums you can visit on the same ticket (plus 2 more) within 3 days. One is the Museo Nazionale Romano which has many sculptures, mosaics, frescoes etc. The other is the Museo Nazionale Romano delle Terme which also has statues etc in the museum, but also ancient Roman baths in a huge ancient Roman building just outside. The 2 museums are about a 5 minute walk from each other. It is worth visiting both! The Roman baths also extend to a church at the back of the baths - worth visiting too!

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