Capitoline Museums, Rome

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Housing the oldest public art collection in the world, the Capitoline Museums are especially famed for their Roman sculptures.

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318290
Short URL
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Names
Capitoline Museums
Address
Piazza del Campidoglio 1
Rome, Italy
00186
Postcode
00186
Coordinates
41.893049° N, 12.482668° E
Phone
06-67102071
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 11, 2015

Description of the Capitoline Museums

The Capitoline Museums are believed to contain the oldest public art collection in the world, founded in 1471 when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of Roman bronzes to the people of Rome (including the Spinario and She-Wolf of Rome, both of which are still on display). The donations were placed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, which still forms the heart of the Capitoline Museums.

The collections of the Capitoline Museums are displayed in three buildings on the Capitoline Hill: the Palazzo dei Conservatori, the Tabularium and the Palazzo Nuovo. The ticket office is in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, which is on the right after you come up the main stairs.

Timeline

November 12, 2010
July 16, 2006

Resources

  1. Blue Guide Rome, 10th ed.
  2. Official Website of the Capitoline Museums Official website.