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Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama)

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Neighbourhood: Centro
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Address: Piazza Castello, 10122 Turin, Italy
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+39 011 443 3501
10:00 - 18:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Pleasant place, with exuberant decoration that creates a rich atmosphere. Under the construction, it´s possible to visit the archaeological site of ancient theatre. You will find... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Belo Horizonte, MG
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant place, with exuberant decoration that creates a rich atmosphere. Under the construction, it´s possible to visit the archaeological site of ancient theatre. You will find art, architecture and history from various objects and their scenarios.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is an underwhelming art museum. Probably after visiting the palace art gallery, was expecting much more. Though the cafeteria in the museum serve good food. Not much art pieces and not much explanations too.

Thank houndy11
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The museum houses a large (and rather overwhelming) collection of various art objects from Piedmont on multiple floors. Unfortunately, the inner garden was closed when we visited.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This museum contains a bit of everything, from medieval, renaissance art (several masterpieces) to 17-18 century porcelain (the whole floor of it). The building is a nice renaissance castle shaped into 18 century palazzo.

Thank Depont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The museum is housed in one of the oldest palaces in Turin and the Medieval and Renaissance collections are outstanding. When you are arted out you can go by lift to the tower for great views over the city.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Whilst we didn't spend too much time in the castle itself - gallery, the new garden was lovely on such a hot day. It is reconstructed as it may have appeard in medieval period and having plenty of shade!

1 Thank LeavesdenMan
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is a curious building in Turin that mixes 2 completely different architectural styles. Frontside is Neoclasical (maybe SXVII-XVIII) and middle & back is medieval construction. So you habe in 1 single place a kings Pallace and a kings Castle. Very surprising and at the end has its own beauty.

Thank EnricJ
La Jolla, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

our favorite part were the early paintings and the medieval room. the baroque rooms were also exceptional

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I was fortunate enough to be in turin on the first wed of the month which offers free entrance to the palazzo madama. The museum is full of beautiful artwork, ceramic , stone carvings etc.. It is deceptively large with a lot of displays scattered across the basement and many floors. There is access to the garden at the basement... More 

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Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Excellent place to take a vintage picture and to eat a gelatto with friends. Perfect for visiting in a sunny day.

Thank Chetrari_C

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