Quick Facts on the Capitoline Museums
- Short URL
- Capitoline Museums Musei Capitolini
- Piazza del Campidoglio 1 Rome, Lazio00186
- Main date(s)
- 41.893049° N,
- Adults €6.50; reduced €4.50.
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.
October 27, 2011
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