Palazzo Altemps is a branch of the Roman National Museum and contains a unique collection of ancient statues. Originally the building was built for the nephew of Pope Sixtus IV, Girolamo Riario. However, the palazzo was looted in 1484, after the death of the Pope. In 1568 Cardinal Marco Sittico Altemps, who came from a family of German origin, bought the Palazzo.
In the museum you can see the cardinal’s private rooms as well as various collections of the Roman National Museum, including the Egyptian collection. The statues of Athena, the Dionysios group and Galata’s death are particularly noteworthy.
Palazzo Altemps (Rome)
Skip-the-Line tickets for the Palazzo Altemps
Tuesday – Friday: 14:00- 19:45
Saturday – Sunday: 10:30 – 19:45
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