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Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 166, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Museum of Ancient Sculpture

Interesting museum that houses artifacts of Egyptian , Assyrian and Greek from 8th/9th century... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LimReviewer
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New Delhi, India
No crowds and it's free (clean washroom)

Very nice museum of Egyptian and Greek art. You can touch and interact with the exhibits for the... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Paul D
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St. John's, Canada
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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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  • Average4%
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 166, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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+39 06 0608
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting museum that houses artifacts of Egyptian , Assyrian and Greek from 8th/9th century BC. Funerary sculptures,Phoenician art, Etruscan art and medieval artifacts. Its a small museum , less crowds but worth seeing some ancient art collection. The entry is free and there is a...More

Thank LimReviewer
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice museum of Egyptian and Greek art. You can touch and interact with the exhibits for the most part. Plus they have a very clean public bathroom as soon as you enter, to the right and down the stairs. The museum workers are very...More

Thank Paul D
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),...More

Thank Maggi713
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...More

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 10 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...More

2  Thank Louis A
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...More

2  Thank Patrick V
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.

1  Thank Marc D
Reviewed 15 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.

1  Thank 802adrianv
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!

2  Thank Giovanni V
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

2  Thank Paul h
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