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Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala

Piazza del Duomo 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 534511
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This museum complex, which houses the National Archaeological Museum of Siena, began as a pilgrims' hostel and orphanage, then served as a hospital from the 10th century to modern day.
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  • Average7%
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Piazza del Duomo 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Located opposite the Duomo you will find the location of this museum. There is so much to see, and is well worth the visit. It wasn’t particularly busy when I visited, which meant I had some rooms to myself. You can take pictures inside, but...More

Thank andyh67186334
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was our first visit, and sadly for us, we only gave ourselves about an hour and half - but we could easily have spent double that time inside. There are so many works of art, frescoes etc to see. There could be better signage...More

Thank lakegirl48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely get this museum and the baptistery as a part of your tour when you get cathedral tickets. There were a lot of original art and artifacts to see. You can also get a panoramic view but the line was really long. There was at...More

1  Thank Stormie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you buy tickets, be sure to include the museum and the baptistery as well. It's worth seeing the museum because the originals are here.

Thank Fred H
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The museum of Santa Maria Della Scala was vast and filled with fascinating frescoes and other works of art. Be sure to visit the chapel of St Catherine in the bowels of the building, when we reached it it was deserted and felt as though...More

Thank Ceri M
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is an outstanding museum which is constantly evolving. It is fantastic to see the new developments each year, for example this year, there were a number of projections telling the lives of those who were involved with the building and its evolution over time....More

Thank ourmaminhavana
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Museum is nice but almost everyone goes here for the trek up the winding staircase to the Panorama. Sometimes a long wait, ours was 30 minutes but well worth it. The views of the city and countryside are breathtaking. It is a hard climb up...More

Thank Donald D
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Opposite the Cathedral you will find Santa Maria della Scala, a former hospital, now a museum. The hospital only closed its doors in 1995, the building is immense and well decorated with generous artistic donations from the leading local families, you need time to visit,...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We left this attraction until later in the day to visit and with rather limited time due to our time slot booked for climbing the tower in the square. There is so much to see and learn on the multiple floors that you should probably...More

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect when we bought our tickets to tour this historic former hospital but it ended up being my favorite tour in Siena. I think we were here almost 3 hours and I'm sure I took hundreds of pictures. This is...More

1  Thank Pam C
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