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Quick Facts on the Capitoline Museums

Short URL
gohist.co/s/318290
Names
Capitoline Museums Musei Capitolini
Address
Piazza del Campidoglio 1 Rome, Lazio00186
Location
Rome  locality
Province of Rome  province
Lazio  region
Italy  country
Europe  continent
Main date(s)
1471
Tags
(#91; Jan 01, 1980)
Coordinates
41.893049° N, 12.482668° E
Opening hours
Tue-Sun 9am-8pm
Dec 24, 31: 9am-2pm
Closed Dec 25, Jan 1, May 1
Admission
Adults €6.50; reduced €4.50.
Phone
06-67102071

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.

Holly Hayes
October 27, 2011

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