About the Museum


Hall of the Horatii and Curiatii, Musei Capitolini
Hall of the Horatii and Curiatii, Musei Capitolini

Hall of the Horatii and Curiatii, Musei Capitolini

Exterior View, Musei Capitolini

Exterior View, Musei Capitolini

Hall of the Emperors, Musei Capitolini

Hall of the Emperors, Musei Capitolini

Marcus Aurelius Exedra, Musei Capitolini

Marcus Aurelius Exedra, Musei Capitolini

Located at the heart of Rome in the Piazza del Campidoglio, the Musei Capitolini comprise a group of art and archaeological museums that date back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV bequeathed a collection of ancient bronzes to the city. The collection was greatly expanded in the second half of the 16th century, when Pope Pius V decided to rid the Vatican of "pagan" images. Today the museums boast numerous Egyptian, Greek and Roman statues, including fragments of the famous Colossus of Constantine, as well as medieval, renaissance and baroque art, a highlight of which is Bernini’s Medusa.

Collection Highlights


Seated statue of Elena, mother of Constantine
Colossal bronze statue of Constantine, Head
Lo Spinario (Boy with thorn)
The Esquiline Venus
Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius
Musei Capitolini: Collection Highlights
Seated statue of Elena, mother of Constantine
marble
Musei Capitolini, Palazzo Nuovo
Colossal bronze statue of Constantine, Head , 4th century AD
bronze
Palazzo dei Conservatori, Musei Capitolini
Lo Spinario (Boy with thorn), 1st century BC
bronze
Palazzo dei Conservatori, Musei Capitolini
The Esquiline Venus , First imperial age
marble
Palazzo dei Conservatori, Musei Capitolini
Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD
bronze
Palazzo dei Conservatori, Musei Capitolini

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