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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria

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Address: Via Giuseppe de Nava 26, 89123, Reggio Calabria, Italy
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Worth visiting just for the 2 bronzes

The Riace bronzes, two ancient sculptures found deep in the sea by fishermen, have been renovated and are exhibited in a climate controlled room. There's a bit of a ceremony... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Riace bronzes, two ancient sculptures found deep in the sea by fishermen, have been renovated and are exhibited in a climate controlled room. There's a bit of a ceremony about entering--you have to stand in an enclosed space to be sanitized before you're allowed in--and you can only stay for a short time, but these statues are worth the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally got to see these amazing bronzes. Reggio is where you have to go to see these, but it was an opportunity to see part of italy that is certainly off the beaten track, and increibly beautiful. The history of these ancient bronzes is well worth looking up, and seeing them in person --- fantastic! Lovely little Museum. There is... More 

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duesseldorf,germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Museum in the centre of Reggio di Calabria.The creek warriors are 2700 years old and were find in the tyrrenian sea in 1970 and are very well preserved.People from all over the world come to see these warriors. Free entrance.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The layout and explanations associated with the many interesting local archeological items are first rate. So well done that the several parties of school children who were there for hours were neither too noisy or nor bored. The world class highlight are its famous two bronze statues - you may have to wait to see while the air-lock system removes... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Riace Bronzes are the Mona Lisas or Davids of ancient Greek art. Every first class museum in the world would be very proud of holding them but here in Reggio they alone put the city on the tourist map. The museum itself was recently reconstructed and reopened in 2016. The exhibitions are rich and interesting with other important works... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These ancient Greek sculptures are worth a trip all by themselves. They are displayed in a climate controlled room and we were fortunate to be in the room by ourselves for a while to marvel at their beauty. The rest of the museum is beautifully organized with a wealth of ancient art. Made me realize that I don't know much... More 

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Bungay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

About two miles up from the railway station you will find the Archeological Museum. Recently refurbished and re-stocked over the past two years. The prime exhibits are the Greek bronzes but there are floors of exhibits from around the area also worth a visit.

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Varberg, Sweden
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

And the two statues is just the top value, don't miss the rest of the museum! Together with the museum at Taranto you will getabock good view of the superior greek culture.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

a wunerfull museum. Except the very unsympatic staff were you can buy the ticket. She don't speak english, and is not intresting in you as client.

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The Riace bronzes are among our wonders of the world and worth visiting Reggio Calabria alone for, but there is much much more in this museum where you can easily spend the whole day. We interrupted ours for a very good fish lunch nearby. It was the best explanation and interpretation of the Ancient Greek civilisation in southern Italy that... More 

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