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Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana

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Grand spot and great views

Just adjacent to the Duomo this museum contains much of the cathedral’s original art housed on two... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
James H
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Arnold, Maryland
Impressive

An museum filled with impressive artwork and artifacts. Definitely adds to the experience which is... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
kflores001
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Long Island, New York
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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.
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Piazza del Duomo 8, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Just adjacent to the Duomo this museum contains much of the cathedral’s original art housed on two floors filled with noteworthy art. There is also a chance to go up on the high wall for a spectacular view down on all of Siena.Well worth the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James H
Reviewed 4 October 2018

An museum filled with impressive artwork and artifacts. Definitely adds to the experience which is Siena.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kflores001
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The museum is one of the oldest private museums in the country, founded in 1869. There are many great works and artefacts on display here, mostly from the Cathedral and other churches of the city. It is a very interesting collection, with several masterpieces, like...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Worth visiting the panorama view. Took a little wait but worth it. Cathedral is stunning too. Buy the full 15E ticket otherwise you miss the good parts.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank heyabort
Reviewed 7 September 2018

There was a long que in an unsheltered area. We didn't want to do the climb as we seen the views of Siena from the panorama. If you only want to see the museum element I'd maybe skip it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 626eil
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We queued for about 30 minutes which is quick. They let in about 28 at a time so depends on the line up. After the panorama we looked at the museum. Not a huge fan of religious items with relics inside however the collection is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rodneyc692
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth purchasing the Opa Si Pass for 15€. It gives you entrance to 5 of the major attractions. Make sure you get to the Museo early to avoid waiting in line to reach the top of the panoramic view station. Only 28 per time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MrWiggins
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Honestly, it was a very long wait just to take in the views awaiting one after a long climb up a winding flight of stairs. If you have the time, you might consider it, but there are other sites more worthy.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rosso816
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The museum has some beautiful and ornate religious art and artifacts, but the attraction is the climb to the top of the wall that was the only thing standing of a cathedral that was never completed. Only the one wall stands. You go up a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jmikula
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Combo ticket price €13 includes the Cathedral; Crypt; Museo Dell'Opera & the Facciatone, (viewing platform) which is accessed through the museum. This museum has a some beautiful sculptures and few paintings with a collection of ornate reliquaries - many containing visible skulls and bones. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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