Museo Capitolino - also known as the Capitoline Museums - are a series of art and archaeological museums located atop Rome's Capitoline Hill. The history of the museums date back to 1471 and has grown over the years to include a vast collection of ancient Roman artefacts, medieval art, inscriptions and various other items of interest. Three main buildings make up the Museo Capitolino - Palazzo Senatorio, Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo. The Palazzo Senatorio was built in the 12th century based on Michelangelo's designs while Palazzo dei Conservatori was built in the 16th century and houses mainly Roman, Greek and Egyptian sculptures. Palazzo Nuovo houses a collection of inscriptions, sarcophagi, mosaics and various other ancient Roman artefacts housed on two separate floors. A visit to Museo Capitolino is recommended for travellers sight-seeing in Rome - particularly for those with an interest in ancient history.
Entrance tickets cost around 15€
Open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
Palazzo Senatorio, Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo
Though designated prayer facilities at Museo Capitolin will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, it is possible to enquire for a private area to make use of during prayer times. Muslim travellers may also visit some of the mosques in Rome such as the Rome Muslim Center, Masjid-e-Rome, Quba Mosque, Masjid Al Rahman as well as the Mosque of Rome – the most prominent mosque in the country and the largest mosque in Europe.
Halal food near the Museo Capitolino might not be available but Muslim travellers could visit a few of the many Halal restaurants in Rome. A few prominent Halal restaurants in Rome include Luna Caprese, Super Pizza Allam Fayez, Himalaya's Kashmir, King Pizza and Jamuna.