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Spectacular statue with great video explanation

This is s must visit when in Mazara del Vallo. Not only can you spend as much time as you like... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A great find

Other than coming to Mazara del Vallo to eat, our main purpose was to see this statue. The museum... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is s must visit when in Mazara del Vallo. Not only can you spend as much time as you like viewing this gorgeous and well preserved statue, but there is a v interesting video explaining its discovery and how it was restored. There are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Other than coming to Mazara del Vallo to eat, our main purpose was to see this statue. The museum has some local archeological pieces, but it's small and there is an obvious centerpiece. It's really quite amazing and worth spending time with. The video that...More

Thank NovaNYC
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We walked around the city centre and then popped in to this mini museum to see the dancing satyr bronze.It was worth the visit.There is also a video in Italian with English subtitles about the fishermen finding the satyr and the restoration of the same.I...More

Thank cycleplus1
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I must say first that I have already seen the amazing "Bronzi di Riace" statues at the Archeological Museum in Reggio di Calabria. The setting of this museum however (it's a former church) is exceptional and it all leads to the famous and breathtaking bronze...More

Thank Matteo R
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The restored elegant Grecian bronze of a dancing satyr, recovered from the depths of the Mediterranean by a fishing boat crew is reason enough to visit this richly historic town. Beautifully exhibited it opens one’s eyes to the skills of ancient artists. Worth the visit.

Thank kaibab1
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The quality of the artistry and the sensitivity of the restoration and the display are a great combination. The museum is not expensive for the level of information and the beauty of the piece, which can captivate for a long time. There is an interesting...More

Thank Cathy O
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Could it be by Praxiteles? Some experts think so, but It doesn't matter: it is an extraordinary moving work, a unique masterpiece. The museum it's not a real museum as it shows only the Satiro and some info about it (nice video, though), but again...More

Thank clafromitaly
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Well you have to see this extraordinary over-2000 year old greek bronze fished out of the sea by fisherman if nothing else before wandering through this beautifully restored town. Watch the film of the discovery without looking at the statue if you can to heighten...More

Thank robinn669
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The famous dancing satyr is display so well. You can walk around it and read all the evidence about how they have interpreted the statue. There is a film which is worth watching. There is also a little bar and restaurant next door which is...More

Thank Marco_the_Maltabus
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Having been told about the statue by a tourist guide we happened to be n the little wooden theatre when the guide there introduced a fisherman. None other than one of the men on the boat who discovered the Satyr. After listening to his story...More

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