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Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana

Piazza del Duomo 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 283048
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If you're into this kind of thing, you'll love it - we did

This isn't for everyone, but our uncle of 85 years came with us and he loved it too. It brings some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
UrbanDrifter
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Melbourne
Very boring

Not impressed with this place at all, just full of religious items that all look the same, not sure... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
applegate69
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Occupying part of Il Duomo's extension, this museum houses Pisano's original statues from the building's façade and a fine array of panels, including works by Simone Martini, Pietro Lorenzetti and Sano di Pietro.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“panoramic view” (15 reviews)
“stained glass” (13 reviews)
“religious art” (7 reviews)
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Piazza del Duomo 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
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+39 0577 283048
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"panoramic view"
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"stained glass"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't for everyone, but our uncle of 85 years came with us and he loved it too. It brings some insight into the world and history of this place so many centuries ago. The sculptures and paintings and mosaics are stunning. The terrace at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not impressed with this place at all, just full of religious items that all look the same, not sure why they name it Opera as there is nothing in there about opera.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The real star here is Duccio and his Maestà which you can see on the first floor. The second floor is ho-hum except that you can go up to the roof to see a nice view of the church and a splendidview of The Campo....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has some beautiful sculptures and paintings. The roof terrace gives great views of the city. What makes this museum a little unique is a great collection of ornate reliquaries - many with very visible skulls and bones. Also a very pretty gold tree...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Art , stuffs in museum were interesting . And have to climbing to on top of roof . You will get panoramic view of siena! Ladder a bit narrow , just only one by one . Worth to climb ! And area on the roof...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

The Museum was founded in 1869. It is located in the unfinished nave of the New Cathedral. The statues, taken from the walls of the Cathedral, formed the basis of the collection. Let's start with the Hall. The centre of the exhibition - Madonna of...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

The museum has several rooms on different themes packed with art treasures connected with the Cathedral. Entrance costs €7, but I used the all-inclusive €13 ticket which also includes the Cathedral, the amazing Biblioteca Piccolomini, the crypt and the baptistry.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

If you have even a little interest in historical things, you will find something here of interest. I especially liked the ancient artifacts displayed.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

This site was part of a package of sites that I paid to visit, while in Siena. Once you get to the heart of Siena, you will need to pay to visit every site. It was worth a visit.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Many of the originals from the Duomo are housed here. The great thing is that statues that would have been many metres above you are now at eye level. It is possible to see the effects of weathering and marvel at the original detail that...More

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